Develop an annotated bibliography that describes all sources you’ve found for your major research paper. This assignment will require you to
• read actively and demonstrate understanding and analysis of readings.
• locate, evaluate, and integrate information purposefully from electronic and/or print sources and document them using correct APA style.
• apply knowledge by expressing informed opinions in written format.
Why: An annotated bibliography guides the reading, evaluating, and sorting of sources planned for use in a major research paper. It also gives practice using APA citation format and demonstrates quality of research undertaken, while strengthening a writer’s ability to analyze and evaluate main ideas, supporting evidence, and conclusions in a variety of persuasive texts.
How: For your annotated bibliography, ensure the following items have been addressed:
1) Use 3 sources in the construction of the annotated bibliography, paying attention to content reliability and author credibility
2) Cite each source in perfect APA Reference page format
3) Summarize the content of each source
4) Discuss how each source will aid your paper’s development
5) Use the sample annotated bibliography as a model for page layout and paragraph elements
6) Include your major research paper’s title, subject, and working thesis statement at the top of the annotated bibliography
7) Use Times New Roman font, 11 or 12 pt.
(Sample Annotated Bibliography)
23 February 2012
Working Title: No Freedom for Strangers: Surrendering Anonymity on the Internet
Broad Subject: Anonymity on the Internet
Thesis: Online anonymity has been considered a right under the protection of free speech in the U.S. Constitution, but in the interest of public safety, online publishers must be subjected to the federal government’s scrutiny of website content.
Grossman, W. (2007). From anarchy to power. New York: NYU Press.
Grossman’s book centers on the history of the Internet and its creation and intentions. While the book is somewhat dated considering how fast the medium changes, this resources provides initial details of the Internet and its basic functions, including original purpose. The book’s depth (when compared to possible academic database articles) also makes it a good resource, especially for specific examples and pertinent dates in law and politics.
Lee, Y. (2007). Internet and anonymity. Society 43(4), 5-7.
This is an excellent article on Internet anonymity, communication, effects, and perceptions. It presents summaries of three specific value-based models (Libertarian, Private Enterprise, and Statist) and how these sides view anonymity. In addition, the article discusses how the Internet relates to market economy and pseudo-anonymity. It can be used to summarize various viewpoints on anonymity with regard to the economic and technical aspects, while exposing multiple aims and intentions.
Levy, S. (2008, February 13). Google and the China syndrome. Newsweek Media Group. Retrieved from
This short document verifies actions taken in China by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! in connection to free speech restrictions and dissident arrests. It summarizes the issue and presents both sides of the argument in a fair manner. This summary will prove helpful in framing the overall argument my paper will present.