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LIBS 101: Evolution Assignment

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2. Annotated Bibliography of Five Sources Using MLA Citation Style

Find five sources (books, book chapters, articles, movies, web sites, etc.) to help you understand your initial research question and write an annotation* for each source. Use a variety of information sources (not all websites or all books). At least one source must be from a scientist.

*An annotation is a short (about 5 sentences) summary and evaluation of a source, which follows the citation. In each annotation, you must answer the following three questions:

  • What was the argument or main points of the source?
  • What did you learn from this source that you didn’t learn in other sources?
  • What is the author’s point of view?

You should also respond to at least one of the following questions:

  • How does this source open up new ways of seeing a problem?
  • Who is the audience for this piece of information and why does that matter?
  • What information does not seem accurate, if any?

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How do I get articles from Google Scholar?

Google Scholar screenshot showing the location of the Settings link

Do you use Google Scholar? Make it more effective by linking it to the Library and gaining access to our subscriptions. 

Go to Google Scholar. Click on Settings, then Library Links in the left-hand column. Type in "Sonoma State University," check the box next to Sonoma State University, and save. Your search results will now include a Find It@SSU link. Click on Find It for full-text articles available from the SSU Library.