History Research Assignment

History Research Assignment



While information abounds in the 21st century, finding reliable resources has become exceedingly more difficult. However, never fear, an annotated bibliography is here to help! This assignment will assist you with your research for your upcoming Biography Paper. Please take this assignment very seriously. At its successful completion you should be ready to dig right in and start work on your upcoming research paper.


Using the same topic you selected from the Historical Research Part I, you will now choose FOUR SCHOLARY sources on your assigned topic that you intend to use in your upcoming Biography Paper. (For more information on scholarly sources and where to find them please refer to the first few pages of this module.) For each of your FOUR sources you will need to create a citation, which will be followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph- the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. 

Format of the Annotated Bibliography:

For each of your FOUR sources you will need the following:

  • Full Citation of the source. All citations must be written in standard MLA style.
  • After the Work Cited entry, start a TWO paragraph annotation containing a summary and evaluation of the source
    • Your first paragraph should provide a brief summary of your source. Basically you should hit the highlights. You should also address whether the source is scholarly, reliable and does it have any bias?   
    • Your second fully developed paragraph should explain to me how you intended to use this source in your upcoming biography paper. In other words, how does this source contribute to the research for your upcoming paper. (For more information on the Biography Paper please refer to the directions provided for Historical Research Assignment Part III.)

*** Remember EACH source should have TWO paragraphs. At the completion of your assignment you should therefore have EIGHT paragraphs total. ***

Note on Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the stealing of intellectual property and is therefore illegal. If you knowingly copy information from another person’s literary work and do not give credit you will receive a zero on the assignment in question.


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