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Annotated Bibliography Toolkit: Home

Guided designed for students in Dr. Kerr-Heraly history courses.

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This guide was created to supplement your initial research of information for the annotated bibliography.  Researching information is a process that can take long hours.  The variety of sources that are available can make our searches challenging. Never fear! The librarian that created this guide selected very specific sources as examples for research that can lead you to find resources successfully.  This guide also includes additional links to other sources for you to consider. during your appointment, the librarians will assist you with questions to enrich your research process and make sure that you acquire all the information sources that you need for success!

Feel free to contact Alexandra if you have any questions!

Alexandra Almestica, MSLS, MPA alexandra.almestica@hccs.edu (713) 718-2142

 

What is an annotated bibliography?

In the context of this assignment for Dr. Kerr-Heraly history courses, an annotated bibliography is the bibliographic citation of a source followed by a written description of the source. Your annotated bibliography will be part of the site you will create in https://my.bulbapp.com/

The written description that will be included after each source citation includes:

  1. A summary of the information in the source
  2. An assessment of the information in the source
  3. A reflection that describes how the source information fits in your research

Find a Book

Find a Primary Source

 

-Gale OneFile: U.S. History https://libaccess.hccs.edu/login?url=https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/txshracd2512?db=PPUS HCC Library 

"Gale OneFile: U.S. History contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field." 

-Digital Collections of the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/collections/ 

-National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/ 

Chicago Style Citation

For this project you will use your texbook as the first source and find at least 1 source of each of the following:

  • Book
  • Journal Article
  • Primary Source
  • Internet Source

You will then create a citation applying the Chicago Style documentation format and create the annotation for all sources following Dr. Kerr-Heraly's protocol (Summarize, Assess, Reflect).

HCC Library Chicago Manual of Style: https://library.hccs.edu/Chicago_style 

Official Chicago Manual of Style Notes and Bibliography:  https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html 

Find a Journal Article

-JSTOR https://library.hccs.edu/jstor HCC Library 

Includes articles from hundreds of scholarly research journals covering a wide range of academic fields. Coverage is always from volume 1, issue 1, but usually does not include the most recent three years. 

 

-Gale OneFile: U.S. History https://libaccess.hccs.edu/login?url=https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/txshracd2512?db=PPUS HCC Library 

"Gale OneFile: U.S. History contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field." 

  

-Academic Search Complete https://library.hccs.edu/asc HCC Library 

Provides more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing and abstracts for 10,900 publications. Content goes back as far as 1865. Covers many academic disciplines including art, music, literature, history, sociology, psychology, government, and science. 

 

-ProQuest Research Library https://library.hccs.edu/prl HCC Library 

A general purpose database that includes the full text of many magazines and journals from a number of fields and disciplines. Good for popular, current event, opinion-oriented, practical, and how-to topics. 

Find an Internet Source

Attend your research appointment!

During your research appointment we will work together to find resources!

Bring your topic and if you are not clear on your topic, we will find sources to help you create an assignment that is successful!

Thanks,

Alexandra

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