The annotated bibliography is the intellectual scaffolding for your research paper. The annotated bibliography should only include secondary scholarship that relates to your research paper.
The research paper is 10-12 pages (2500 – 3000 words) in length. Each paper must include original interpretation of secondary and primary resources:
1. Scholarly books - search the library catalog. Look for books published by academic presses or professional organizations, or by educated scholars in the field.
2. Scholarly articles - search OneSearch and limit results to Academic Journals, or search in a .
3. Authoritative online sources (websites) - use Google Advanced search to limit results to .edu or .gov domains
Use the CRAAP test for evaluating websites:
4. Primary sources - see the Primary Sources tab of this guide