For this activity you will write a short, two-source annotated bibliography, similar to what is described in The Little Seagull Handbook, chapter W-14.

First, use the search databases found at the Ivy Tech Library websiteLinks to an external site. to find two sources relevant to your class’s closed research theme question.
These two sources should offer new data, information, perspectives, arguments, and/or insights that are not already found in your class’s closed research theme readings and background readings and that you think will help you compose fresh arguments in response to the closed research theme question.

NOTE: For this activity, you may NOT use the CQ Researcher database to find your sources.

Second, write your mini annotated bibliography.
For each source, write an MLA style source citation.

PLEASE review the sample annotated bibliography BEFORE submitting your draft so you can see an example of how this paper can be written.

  Sample Mini Evaluative Annotated Bibliography:                    Mini Annotated Bibliography MLA sample.pdf 

After each source citation, write an evaluative annotation of the source. Each annotation should provide a concise description and summary of the source AND evaluate the source’s usefulness or relevance to the closed research theme question, its credibility, and its balance or bias. (See The Little Seagull Handbook, chapter W-14 a guide for writing an evaluative annotation.) Each annotation should be about 150-200 words.

Your mini-annotated bibliography needs to be formatted and documented in MLA. This includes for double-spacing of ALL text; and hanging indents for source citations. Also, be sure to alphabetize your source citations.

Save your mini annotated bibliography in Microsoft Word. Then, on this assignment page, submit your file.


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