Annotated Bibliography

January 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Posted in PRATT SILS 626 | Leave a comment

There are a few necessary steps that you should take when you plan an annotated bibliography:

1. think about what your annotated bibliography needs to cover (books, law review articles, and any other secondary source that you may find useful in answering the specific research topic)

2. think about how you will go about finding those secondary sources (what finding aid tools you may want to use)

3. think about what sources may be useful to clarify the (sub)issues covered or touched upon by your topic (for example, a criminal law treatise may be the place to start when the patron needs to understand the type of crime involved in the research query, or a torts hornbook may be the place to start when the patron needs to familiarize herself with the type of tortious activity involved in the question, etc)

and of course,

4. choose a format and stick to it.

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