Eclaration of IndependenceThomas Jefferson

Annotated Bibliography

Students will develop an annotated bibliography for their research project. The bibliography should contain at least five (5) books and five (5) scholarly journal articles on the research project. See The Cornell University Library s website at /edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm



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Next you should consult the NU Library s electronic book holdings at LIBRARY/ReferenceTools/humanities.html. It is also a good idea to go to Amazon Books (interlibraryLoan.html and review the books at home.



You can access scholarly articles in hundreds of journals through the following resources. JSTOR offers a searchable collection of scholarly journals in history and related subjects that are at least five years old. For more recent articles, you will want to use Project Muse. Or, you can search the NU Library s various databases. Here is how to access these resources:



JSTOR: /ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url/library.nu.edu/web/tutorials/ilibrary/index.html that will assist you in using the library s resources successfully. Finally, you can ask the Reference Librarian for assistance at refdesknu.edu or (866) 682 2237.



Be sure to choose works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic so that you gain entry into the historical debate on your topic.



As the Cornell website emphasizes, write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) state the main arguments and topics covered, (b) explain the point of this book or article, (c) evaluate the authority, reliability, or background of the author(s), (d) comment on the intended audience, (e) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, and (f) describe how this work illuminates or changes your thinking about your topic/problem.



Critically Appraising the Book, Article, or Document

For guidance in critically appraising and analyzing the sources for your bibliography, please go to the Cornell University website on Critically Analyzing Information Sources. For information on the author s background and views, contact the reference librarian at the NU Main Library for help finding appropriate biographical reference materials and book review sources. You can contact the Reference Librarian at refdesknu.edu or (866) 682 2237.



Skimming and Scanning Books and Articles

The guide below will provide you with directions on how you can evaluate sources for the literature review quickly and accurately.

Skimming and Scanning



Choosing the Correct Format for the Citations
Use the Chicago Manual of Style format for citation references. This style sheet can be found at tools_citationguide.html.

Eclaration of IndependenceThomas Jefferson

I am trying to focus on the inpact, support, influence, etc, that thomas jeferson had on the Declaration of independence.


Annotated Bibliography

Students will develop an annotated bibliography for their research project. The bibliography should contain at least five (5) books and five (5) scholarly journal articles on the research project. See The Cornell University Library s website at /edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm



Purdue University Online Writing Lab
html.



Next you should consult the NU Library s electronic book holdings at LIBRARY/ReferenceTools/humanities.html. It is also a good idea to go to Amazon Books (interlibraryLoan.html and review the books at home.



You can access scholarly articles in hundreds of journals through the following resources. JSTOR offers a searchable collection of scholarly journals in history and related subjects that are at least five years old. For more recent articles, you will want to use Project Muse. Or, you can search the NU Library s various databases. Here is how to access these resources:



JSTOR: /ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url/library.nu.edu/web/tutorials/ilibrary/index.html that will assist you in using the library s resources successfully. Finally, you can ask the Reference Librarian for assistance at refdesknu.edu or (866) 682 2237.



Be sure to choose works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic so that you gain entry into the historical debate on your topic.



As the Cornell website emphasizes, write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) state the main arguments and topics covered, (b) explain the point of this book or article, (c) evaluate the authority, reliability, or background of the author(s), (d) comment on the intended audience, (e) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, and (f) describe how this work illuminates or changes your thinking about your topic/problem.



Critically Appraising the Book, Article, or Document

For guidance in critically appraising and analyzing the sources for your bibliography, please go to the Cornell University website on Critically Analyzing Information Sources. For information on the author s background and views, contact the reference librarian at the NU Main Library for help finding appropriate biographical reference materials and book review sources.



Skimming and Scanning Books and Articles

The guide below will provide you with directions on how you can evaluate sources for the literature review quickly and accurately.

Skimming and Scanning



Choosing the Correct Format for the Citations
Use the Chicago Manual of Style format for citation references. This style sheet can be found at tools_citationguide.html.