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GLI Partner Project: Annotated Bibliography: Home

Your Assignment

With your GLI partner you will create a 10 source minimum annotated bibliography in order to build your level of expertise about a topic of global concern. 

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources with accompanying information that describes, explains, and / or evaluates each source in terms of quality, authority, and relevance. Your bibliography may include a variety of sources including books, documents, videos, articles from newspapers and journals, websites, etc. Annotations may vary in length from several sentences to several pages depending on the source.

You will use the MLA (Modern Language Association) format handout to create your bibliographic citations.

Click here for examples of annotated bibliographiesPurdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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Search Library Catalog

RhinoCat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, DVDs, and other library materials. It is available from any browser at It is also accessible from your Taftnet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. 

TIP: When you identify a book in RhinoCat that looks useful, click on the book title to open the book's full record, scroll down and click on Browse shelf to find additional books for your project. 

Reliable Websites

Wikipedia's general disclaimer: "Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

Britannica Academic Articles include links to recommended websites.

SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. (Note: Ignore first group of results labeled Ad) 

Limit your search to reliable domains by including the phrase site:gov OR site:edu (gov for U.S. government agencies and edu for educational institutions in the U.S.)   

For more information on finding high quality, reliable websites, see Find and Evaluate Websites.