Please make sure you review the Guidelines for Essay #2, this week’s materials and resources, and the grading rubric below before submitting your document. You will complete an Annotated Bibliography where you will find a minimum of 2 sources for your upcoming paper. Since at least three of the five sources required for your upcoming paper must be scholarly journal articles or books retrieved from the Grossmont College Library databases, this is where your sources must come from for this Annotated Bibliography. While you are definitely allowed to use any of the journal articles I provided for you last week in your upcoming essay, the sources you provide here must be ones you found on your own. Below is a checklist of requirements for each source. Please label each source and the required information requested before submitting your MLA-formatted document:
Each source must be a credible academic journal article or excerpt professionally published book. You must retrieve the source from the Grossmont College Library, and the first thing you will provide is the the direct hyperlink to the source. Check out the screenshot at the bottom of these directions to see an example of where to find the correct hyperlink when you are viewing the article in question. Please note that if you do not include the accurate hyperlinks to the sources, or if these sources were not academic, professional journal articles or books retrieved from the Grossmont College databases, you will be asked to re-submit this assignment.
Since you must include a Works Cited page for your upcoming essay, please include all of your sources for this annotated bibliography in alphabetical order by author’s last name, and include the proper MLA Works Cited entry for the source. Review the Constructing a Works Cited tutorial in this week’s module for more help on this; however, all of the databases offer a “Cite This” or “Citation” feature where you can grab the MLA citation and copy/paste it in your document. Just be sure to adjust the font style/size and double-space this entry once you’ve pasted it. See the screenshot below for an example of what to look for when trying to cite an article from a database.
For each source, include a paragraph where you provided:
an introduction of the article, author(s), and credibility about who the author(s) is. Sometimes, a Google search might be necessary to figure out why the author(s) is credible to talk on this subject. Typically, a Master’s or Ph.D. is the minimum amount of education a writer should have. Therefore, watch out for student journals published at colleges, which are not the same as professional journals.
a 2-3 sentence summary of the article
an overview of how the source will be useful for your paper