For this class, you are required to write an annotated bibliography consisting of key sources for your research paper, with at least ten sources included. Each annotation (1-2 paragraphs each) should state the primary research question for the source, summarize the findings, and provide a critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the source.
An annotated bibliography is a very specific form of writing; for guidelines please see the UBC Library Guide How to Write an Annotated Bibliography.
Please use the American Anthropologist style guide (AAA) to cite your sources.
AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). If there is no rule available for your source material in the AAA guide, follow The Chicago Manual of Style. UBC Library subscribes to The Chicago Manual of Style online (fully searchable), or you can consult a print copy in Koerner Library.
Plagiarism is a serious offense. It is very important that you keep track of and cite the resources that you use to form and articulate your ideas.
To familiarize yourself with the UBC guidelines regarding plagiarism, please visit the Avoid Plagiarism website or see Alexia to borrow a copy of the UBC booklet “Plagiarism avoided: Taking Responsibility for Your Work”.
A citation management tool can help you keep track of and format citations. The Research Commons in Koerner Library offers weekly workshops on three of the most popular citation management tools: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. They also offer individual consultation appointments, via the link under "Consultations" on the main Research Commons page or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.