Word: How to Create an Annotated Bibliography

hey guys this is GFX dude from tech recipes calm and today I’m going to be showing you how to make an annotated bibliography and Microsoft Word it’s the first off I’ve I’ve got my bibliography over here pre-made so I can show you with the final product it’s going to be and what I’m making the first step I take is to go ahead and number the pages so we’re gonna come up to insert I’m gonna choose page number and hover over top of page and we’re gonna choose point number three and you said my cursor is flashing in front of the page of one up here I’m gonna type my last name and either double click outside of the header or choose close header and footer the next step is to type your first name and last name I’m going to type your professors name your subject and the date so today’s date is 30th March 2011 and right now I want you to push ctrl a and we’re gonna go ahead and format the base of this we’re gonna set it to make maximize this I’m gonna choose no spacing 12-point font and make sure it’s left aligned so go ahead and press ENTER and we’re gonna top our title and now we’re ready to start putting in our sources I’m just going to cop him from this one I’m using MLA format for this so that I would type in my first MLA source and then hit enter and here you’re gonna type your annotation annotations are they’re just different for her teacher Mountain requires three to seven sentences not averaged about seven in this paper so let me go ahead and copy this annotation in missed it and you would go ahead and do the rest of your annotations I’m just gonna do one or two here for demonstration purposes so copy paste down that altogether copy and paste and once you’ve got all your sources in you’re ready to format this so once you’ve got them all pressure control a we’re gonna come up here on the Home tab in the line and paragraph spacing to click this get a two point uh we’re gonna highlight our title gonna sear it and then on the sources you’re going to highlight them and I’ll go ahead and highlight both them go right click inside the highlighted area I want a paragraph and we need to set a hanging indent on these so on indentation under special will go with hanging and make sure it’s five point five and just double-check your line spacing is that double and we’ll click OK then next we’re going to highlight the actual annotation and on those we’re gonna go up here to our home tab and we’re going to choose increase indent and what that does is as you can see increases it to a point five in debt on the sides and one thing not to forget is this is a paper this is still normal grammar rules so we’re going to tab the first sentence in each paragraph or each annotation and there we have it I’ve successfully formatted this paper to be an MLA format for an annotated bibliography so guys this has been GFX — from tech recipes.com and thanks for watching

Using Transition Words & Phrases

Viking and wizard want you to write powerful paragraphs and papers they think transition words and phrases will help your essays have flow transition just means change and change is all about flowing from one state of being to another wizard says that transitions will help you connect ideas within a paragraph and that will give your paragraph flow and who doesn’t like flow flow is cool wizard wants you to use transition words and phrases to magically join examples and supporting evidence in your paragraph I don’t know if it’s magic or not but I do know that transition words and phrases will give your paragraph flow take a look at this list of transition words and phrases which can be useful in a paragraph where you are giving examples another key point is a good phrase classics such as for example or such as are also excellent ways to connect your key points or big ideas for instance or to demonstrate or to clarify are also great transition phrases you can use to connect your examples and supporting evidence within your paragraph these words and phrases will give your essay excellent flow not only do you want flow within a paragraph between your examples and supporting evidence you also want to connect one paragraph to another and Viking wants you to know that transitions can be an excellent way to give your essay flow between one paragraph and another Viking wants you to use transitions to powerfully move your reader from one paragraph to another and we call this what I know you’ve got it now we call it Flo I know you want your essay to have flow and viking has given you this list of transitions of agreement for paragraphs that agree with your basic thesis so you might have something like in the first place or following that in addition don’t forget your ordinal numbers first second and third or as you’re building your argument an equally important argument the good old fashioned furthermore or likewise or comparatively are also excellent transitions of agreement to give your essay you got it let’s hear from everybody flow however what if you are writing an argumentative or persuasive essay and you need to transition from the key points of your argument to informing the reader about your opponent’s argument how in the world are you going to flow from the positive or greeing paragraph to the opposition well here are some key words that wizard wants to share with you how about although this may be true or on the other hand or I like in reality because that has some punch to it so try some of these transitions of opposition to give your essay flow wizard and Viking have worked hard to convince you that transitions in an essay both within a paragraph and between paragraphs will help give your essay excellent you got it flow and in conclusion we want to share with you the importance of transitions for your essay conclusion phrases such as in the final analysis or as shown above or in summary or in conclusion to sum up these are all excellent ways to begin that most difficult paragraph the conclusion so altogether now using transition words and phrases will give your writing what you got it it will give your writing flow

How to Cite a Website using Easybib

all right today I’m gonna be talking about how to take one of your research paper sources and put it into correct MLA format using EasyBib it’s extremely easy and fast to do all right so here I have one of my one of my sources it’s an article on fast food is it the enemy all right so this is one of the sources our Muse I’ve taken some information out of here I put it in my research paper I need now I need to put this into my work cited page and I need to format the information correctly so real simple you go up to the address bar and highlight the URL go control copy or you can simply go edit copy open up a new tab and go to easybib.com once that opens up again very simply there’s different ways that you can cite sources if you have a book you would click book video journal so forth but we’re citing a website so I click in the box there and I go ctrl V to paste it or I go edit and paste my source my information is in there I click cite it I click cite it this again now it’s gonna give up some information it’s gonna give us two two types of information here’s what we found so they’ve they’ve found the website title they found the article title and the date that that I accessed it then there’s this other information that we need help with so we need to figure out who the publisher is when it was electronically published and the author’s so we go to the editing this final step is this editing page so first thing is we want to try to find is there an author go back to my source and sure enough here is my author so go back to EasyBib I type in author’s first name was Sara last name was Montel alright the next thing I’m looking for is a publisher or sponsor and go back to my source and I’m looking up here if there’s any type of sponsor or publisher not seeing anything the best place to look for that is right down here in the bottom left hand corner this the C with a circle means copyright and it’s obesity Action Coalition so I go back to EasyBib and now one real quick thing if I couldn’t find a if I couldn’t find a publisher then I simply put n NP in dot P I would put n P in for no publisher okay but we do have a publisher and it is the obesity Action Coalition okay now the next piece of information that they need is when was this webpage when was this article electronically published again I go up here I look for anything any type of date when it was published I’m not seeing anything so I go back to the bottom of the page and again this copyright symbol and it gives me a date 2016 go back to EasyBib and i just type in 2016 i’ve got all the information that it said that it needed help from I go cite this create the citation and there’s my properly formatted mla citation that i can now put into my work cited page

What is an Annotated Bibliography and how to Write one?

and the library we are often asked by students how to write an annotated bibliography this tutorial was written to help you gain a better understanding of what an annotated bibliography is and how to write one to comprehend what an annotated bibliography is let’s first examine the definition of each of the words individually we’ll start with the bibliography a bibliography is a systematically arranged list of resources such as books and journal articles that are used for research they are alphabetically listed by the last name of the author see the red underlines in the example let’s move on to discuss the definition of an annotation an annotation could be an explanation a description a summary a critical evaluation or a combination of all of the above in general when speaking about an annotation in regards to an annotated bibliography an annotation helps the reader gain additional knowledge of the source without reading the entire source now let’s combine the definitions of a bibliography and an annotation into one larger definition an annotated bibliography is a systematically arranged list of resources such as books and journals used for research that also has a brief summary and critical evaluation of each resource in other words a bibliography provides you with the author title and publication details of resources used whereas an annotated bibliography includes everything a bibliography does but it also adds a paragraph of summary and evaluation to each resource because it can be helpful to have a visual example of what you are trying to create here are the first two sources listed in an annotated bibliography notice the bibliographic entries listed are in alphabetical order like we previously stated was necessary these are shown by the red underlines both entries use correct in format and then they’re both followed by the annotated portion as indicated by the yellow stars a commonly asked question is how long should my annotated bibliography be the length of each annotated entry depends upon the specific guidelines your professor has given you an annotation can be as short as one sentence but generally each annotation should be one paragraph that is three to five sentences not exceeding 150 to 200 words each professor has the freedom to specify the length of an annotated bibliography so if you have any questions regarding the length please contact your professor you might also be wondering how do I choose sources to use in my annotated bibliography choosing resources for an annotated bibliography involves doing research just like any other project choose peer-reviewed journals and scholarly monographs that provide a wide variety of perspectives on your topic the quality of your bibliography will depend on your selection of your sources if you need help determining which sources are scholarly or peer-reviewed take a few minutes to watch our scholarly versus popular video tutorial you can find that tutorial by searching for other videos on our youtube channel under luther rice library ultimately when choosing sources for your annotated bibliography always follow the specific guidelines your professor may have given you we hope that you now have a good understanding of an annotated bibliography with the tools we have given you hopefully you can successfully write solid annotations that will earn you a high grade on your next annotated bibliography assignment