The Annotated Bibliography is the first step in your literary research paper.  In order to complete the research paper, you must be sure that you can find an adequate number of scholarly sources to support your claims.

In this assignment, you will present your research sources along with annotations to explain their relevance to your project.

The topic and thesis of your project should be listed at the top of the assignment.  You can choose from any of the selections in the Topics for Longer Papers category presented in your text on pages 1138-1142.  

Then, find at least six scholarly sources that you plan to use as evidence to support your research.  Primary sources (the literary texts themselves) should also be listed in your final works cited page and may be listed here, but they do not count toward your total of six critical sources.  

Here are two resources for formatting your annotated bibliography that should be helpful:

Here is a resource on writing a literary paper that may be helpful:

Here is a resource for evaluating sources that should be useful:

Utilize these resources along with the Troy Library to complete your annotated bibliography.  This is a critical step in preparing your final research paper.


This paper will be based on the research resources you used for last paper.

Your paper should have a clear claim about the literature you have read this term.

Your topic should come from the Topics for Long Paper selections on pages 1138-1142 in your text.

Review Chapter 30 of your textbook carefully for advice on writing a literary research paper.

Also, see this site for some ideas on how to outline your paper:

This site also has helpful advice about organizing your work:

Your final draft should be approximately 5-7 pages.  You must use the topic you selected for your annotated bibliography, but you may substitute and/or expand your sources based on the feedback you received on that assignment.

You must use MLA format and include a works cited page.

Please attach your final draft as a Word compatible file and also submit to Turn It In below.

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