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St. George and the Dragon, Peter Paul Reubens; ca. 1605;
Mariana, John Everett Millais 1851
Think Strategically about Your Research
... and don't hesitate to come and ask me any questions you have! firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Gillum Miller 107B
Recognizing scholarly articles:
Understanding Peer Review:
Recognizing 'mainstream media'
Blogs and social media
Enormous variety in this sphere! Look twice! Be careful! Consider the following:
Can you verify the information presented?
Who is the intended audience?
What are the author's credentials? Google the author: is the author/sponsor an academic? a journalist? a political figure or their staff? an organization, a corporation, a government office or department? or a private individual? a private group or club?
Does the author offer evidence to support his/her assertions? Notice whether sources are cited!
Is the information over-simplified? Is the language emotionally charged? Remember that photographs and videos also are framed and selected with intention.
What is the author's intent? Examine the URL. Is the domain a .org, .net, .edu, .gov, or .com? Look for a page titled, About this site, or something similar, and consider what bias that domain might have. In every case, you should assume some sort of bias and read, watch, or listen with alert critical attention.
How is this source positioned within current conversation?
How deeply does the author explore the subject matter?
What will this source add to your research?
Use MLA style to create citations in the humanities
The purpose of citations is...
You need to cite when...
EXAMPLE of MLA Style on a Works Cited Page for an article retrieved from a database:
Stuart, Christopher. "William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow and the Autobiographical Impulse." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 47, no. 3, 2006, pp. 261-73. MLA International Bibliography. dx.doi.org/10.3200/CRIT.47.3.261-273. Accessed 17 January 2013.
Thus the pattern is:
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, year, pp. #s . Name of database. [doi if available]. Accessed [day month year].
In general, the purpose of annotations is to inform a researcher consulting the bibliography on various aspects of the cited title. Some general directions are below; make sure also to consult directions for your class!
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography Cornell Creating Annotated BibliographyU. Library