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Annotated Works Cited
Annotated works cited sections require critical research and evaluation skills.
Annotations frequently include brief, two-sentence summaries. The following guidelines apply to materials in all formats--books, magazine articles, Web sites, and reference materials, etc.
The most challenging task may be locating the credentials of more obscure authors. Consult Current Biography, Contemporary Authors or some of our periodical and reference databases for biographical information. This
Check with your teacher to see which of the following elements you should include in your annotations:
Scope and purpose of the work: Is it an overview, persuasive, editorial?
Comparison of the work with others dealing with the same topic or others in your Works Cited list
Summary of contents
Evaluation of research: Is the work logical, clear, well-researched?
Evaluation of scope: Has the topic been adequately covered?
Evaluation of author bias
Relative value of the work to the thesis
Example of an evaluative annotation:
Katz, Jon. "The Rights of Kids in the Digital Age."
July 1996: 120+. Print.
Katz, contributing editor of Wired and the author of Geeks, presents a compelling argument for safeguarding the rights of children online. The article is aimed at a general, but computer-savvy, audience. Katz offers a far more liberal perspective than recent pieces in such major news journals as Newsweek, which warned the public of the dangers children face in electronic environments. Katz advocates the idea of preparing the "responsible child" and outlines the rights of such a child. He claims that our new "digital nation" requires a social contract similar to the one proposed by philosopher John Locke and adopted by the founders of our own country to protect the rights of all citizens. This comprehensive, distinctive, liberal view added needed balance to my project.
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