Q: Can I use the same Annotated Bibliography for two different classes?
A: No. Doing so would be considered plagiarism.
Q: I can't find a book on my topic. What do I do?
A: Sometimes students have difficulty finding an entire book that focuses specifically on their research topic. If this is the situation you are in, try finding a book on the broader subject that your question relates to. For example, you might not (as of December 2014) be able to find a book specifically on the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson by a police officer. However, many books have been written on police brutality, and one of these might be useful to your research question.
Q: Do my citations go at the end, like a works cited?
A: No. Look at the sample annotation provided in the box on the left.
Q: Do I need to put my citations in APA or MLA format?
A: APA format is what we use in most programs/courses at Bay State. Double-check with your professor.
Q: Can I use a book or article that I don't have access to?
A: No. Part of what this project is assessing is your ability to retrieve sources (such as finding a book on the shelf in the library) and to examine the full text of a source in order to evaluate it. Therefore, the full text of a book or article must be used for this assignment.