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ASSIGNMENT

ENLIGHTENMENT AND IN THE INFLUENCE OF RATIONALISM. (16th century to 1830s) RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE BACH AND HANDEL ASSIGNMENT

Assignment Spring 2019

Citation Styles: Chicago Manual of Style

Bibliography and Annotated Bibliography: definitions

Annotated Bibliographies [excepted from Purdue OWL]

bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "References" or "Works Cited" depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).

An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or an assessment of each of the sources. 

  • Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.

    For more help, see our handout on paraphrasing sources.

  • Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?

For more help, see our handouts on evaluating resources.

For more information see the example created by your professor.

Examples of Annotations for this assignment

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

REF ML134.B1 M45 1998 
Melamed, Daniel R. An introduction to Bach studies. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

REF ML134.H16 P37 2005
Parker, Mary Ann. G.F. Handel: a guide to research. Routledge : New York, 2005.