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This guide will help you with your research paper.

Annotated Bibliography Requirements

Your annotated bibliography should:

  • have its own heading in MLA format

  • be an alphabetical list of everything you read or skimmed

  • be double-spaced

  • include a summary of each source

  • include an evaluation of the source and how it does / doesn’t relate to your thesis

  • be in academic language, though it can be less formal than the language of your essay (use present tense to summarize your sources, but you can also use “I” to evaluate your sources)

  • have 6-8 entries

  • be compiled and updated on Noodle Tools as you do your research.

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