n addition to the “Works Cited” page that is part of your researched argument, you will need to compile an annotated bibliography of at least 10 items from 4 different types of sources, which indicate your research for the final research paper. Source types include professional journals, newspapers, books, videos, interviews, mainstream magazines, electronic sources, and etc. Please exclude reference books and encyclopedias, including online encyclopedias as they tend to be too general and not in depth enough for this assignment. I would suggest that you avoid the use of Wikipedia as its information is often based upon hearsay and popular sentiment rather than credible fact. Wikipedia might be a good place to get a brief overview and can often lead you to serious resources, but I suggest you use this resource with great caution. Remember that it is an encyclopedia in any case. Your research for the final argument needs to be balanced with equal representation from credible, authoritative sources from each side of your chosen issue. Each entry must be complete with a proper MLA citation and a short 5 to 7 sentence summary and response (critique) (refer to provided example). All sources referred to in your final paper must be part of the annotated bibliography. The annotated bibliography should be compiled alphabetically by author. Please refer to information covered in class and in your handbook for details and examples of citation and documentation using MLA conventions etc.
Example of annotated bibliography entry:
Angell, Marcia. “The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide–The Ultimate Right.”
Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader. 3rd edition. Eds. Gary Goshgarian, Kathleen
Krueger, and Janet Barnett Minc. New York: Longmam, 2000. 500-07. Print.