Research Paper Resources

Annotated Bibliography

How to prepare the Annotated Bibliography via Cornell University
Video: University of Maryland Annotated Bibliography
Student Example: Annotated Bibliography Example

Each annotation should include the following: Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic. about 150 words

MLA Documentation Information

MLA Formatting: Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
Conducting research with primary and secondary sources


Argument Paper Outline

Writing the Argumentative Paper

Developing strong thesis statements
Using research and evidence
Organizing your argument

VIDEO: TedTalks about Social Media

If using a TedTalk in your paper, print the transcript of the talk and write a summary just like you would for a printed article. The citation will follow the format of a lecture.

13 TedTalks about our digital Lives
“The Hidden Influence of Social Media”
“Social Media and the End of Gender”
“How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control”
“How better tech could protect us from distraction”

Research: Social Networking
New York Times: Room for Debate