University 100 Annotated Bibliography Assignment

A passing grade on the bibliography fulfills the Core Curriculum Information Literacy graduation requirement, which is listed on page 122 of the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin. This requirement is listed on your class schedule as “Information Access Workshop.” The points you receive on your bibliography will factor into your ENG 102 class grade. Your librarian will record a grade of pass (ES) or fail (EF) for the Workshop. Students who failed the annotated bibliography assignment must register for and complete a stand-alone LIB workshop the following semester.

The following aspects are required for your Annotated BibliographyAssignment:

The Annotated Bibliography Assignment is designed to helpstudents achieve the library research component of the Outcome. Studentswill demonstrate achievement of this outcome by:


This annotated bibliography assignment requires a total of five sources in the following categories that will support your research:

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (such as scholarly articles and/or books) that illustrates different points of view about a topic. Each citation is followed by an annotation—a brief (approximately 150 words) description and evaluation of the text. You can think of an annotated bibliography as a presentation of "the conversation" that scholars are having regarding a specific topic. Regardless of your chosen major, you will most likely encounter the annotated bibliography assignment at some point in your undergraduate or graduate college career. Don't panic. Annotated bibliographies can be virtually painless to write, granted that you leave yourself ample time to research your sources.