Your next assignment is to write an annotated bibliography on a topic of your choosing. You must approve your topic with me. Please send me an email by the end of the day on October 29, 2013, with a proposed topic, and we will work out the details of your final topic.
You bibliography should be between two and four pages long, single-spaced within entries and double-spaced between entries. This will be a descriptive annotated bibliography rather than an evaluative bibliography, so each bibliography entry should have a one-page summary of that work. Your bibliography should contain a variety of sources, including books, magazines, journals, periodicals, and internet resources. You can find more information from the Writing Center at UNC.
One reminder about Wikipedia: it is a useful and (mostly) reliable source. By all means, use it to get a quick overview of your topic. Do not cite wikipedia. Instead, explore the references at the bottom of each article, which may prove to be useful resources for you bibliography. Do not, however, assume that because an article is listed as a source that it is reliable or authoritative. You must use your own judgment to gauge its reliability.
In case you missed the library tour today today (or if you would like a refresher), here are tutorials from Kelly Ann Griffiths at the Shelton State Libraries to get you started with library research:
From tech-savvy Librarian extraordinaire KellyAnn Griffiths:
This fall, the Brooks-Cork Library will be hosting one-shot library programs. If you think your students would benefit from these brief overviews of software and services, please share the information. Each class will be taught four times a week, twice on Tuesday (1130am and 130pm) and twice on Wednesday (1130am and 130pm). Class size is limited to 15 and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like any of these classes repeated in a classroom setting, contact us and we can work something out. Classes will be open to students, faculty, staff – pretty much anybody who wants to show-up and learn. If you have any questions, feel free to contact KellyAnn Griffiths at x2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 & 4 September: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places – searching the library catalog, the AVL, and the Internet
10 & 11 September: Lightening Your Load with Ebooks – how to use SSCC’s ebook collection, feel free to bring a mobile device
17 & 18 September: Remember the Alamo and Everything Else – non-FERPA online storage options
24 & 25 September: What I Got – citation tools
1 & 2 October: More than a Search Engine to Me – Google tools
8 & 9 October: Discovering our Past – the SSCC online archive
15 & 16 October: Can You Hear Me Now? – Multimedia Communication