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Annotated bibliography examples


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Here are two examples of annotated bibliography first drafts. Note that both require further editing and proofreading. The first covers Kudzu Bugs includes all the entries alphabetically in a single group, rather than subdividing them into topics. The second covers Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and is divided into two category: works by Stefansson and works about Stefansson.

Zotero tutorials

Thanks to KellyAnn Griffiths of Shelton State Libraries, here are a series of tutorials on installing and using Zotero.

Installing Firefox Portable:

Installing the Zotero add-on to Firefox Portable:

Configuring Zotero:

Adding MLA Annotated Bibliography style to Zotero:

Using Zotero to organize and format sources:

You can find these tutorials and more on the Shelton State Library’s tutorial page.

Installing Zotero and portable Firefox


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To help make assembling your annotated bibliography easier, here are some resources for setting up and using Zotero:

 

Annotated bibliography draft example

Here’s a sample annotated bibliography about the Kudzu Bug that I’ve created using Zotero. Be aware that this is a first draft, so it still needs corrections.

First, if you have a look at the references, you’ll see that in several instances the formatting isn’t just exactly perfect (e.g., the italics look wrong on the Anniston Star editorial and the Christian Science Monitor article says “N.pag” when it almost certainly had page numbers).

Second, there are two ways of organizing an annotated bibliography: alphabetically and by category. Zotero automatically creates an alphabetical bibliography, but in this instance, I think categories make more sense. When I revise it, I’ll divide the entries into 3 groups: Information for Homeowners, Information for Soybean Growers, and Kudzu Bug Biology.

Zotero tutorials

Thanks again to KellyAnn Griffiths, librarian extraordinaire at the Shelton State libraries, here are a series of tutorials showing how to set up Zotero to run from a USB drive and export an MLA-formatted annotated bibliography.

Installing Firefox portable on a USB drive:

Installing Zotero plugin for portable Firefox:

Installing MLA annotated bibliography style:

Using Zotero to save resources and create bibliographies:

You can find all of these tutorials and more on the library’s tutorial page.

Annotated bibliography resources


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To help make assembling your annotated bibliography easier, here are some resources for setting up and using Zotero: