Welcome to the course guide for JPST: 215 Introduction to Contemporary Japan Through Pop Culture. This is starting place for the assignment that you are working on for this course. Use the tabs on the left to navigate to different types of sources you can use for your assignment.
An annotated bibliography provides a brief description of a source in terms of its purpose, findings, and value to the work you are doing.
You are often asked to do an annotated bibliography as part of your assignments because it shows your instructor that you have put some time into reviewing and evaluating the sources you will use for your final assignment. It demonstrates that you have thought about the source in the context of your assignment and your topic.
Start with the entry you would put in your bibliography. Follow this with an indented paragraph that includes your annotation.