Annotated Bibliography Example

Annotated Bibliography

Example Entry

What it should look like:

Vowell, Sarah. Assassination Vacation. New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks,     2005. Print.

Explores the first three presidential assassinations in American History (Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley) in the style of a travel book. Vowell gives a detailed history of these national events and historic figures as they have been preserved in the American tradition of tourist attractions. While the book is informative, it is hardly a scholarly work; Vowell’s background in journalism and essay writing allows for a relaxed and extremely readable tone. There is no reference list and most of the information is provided through first-hand interviews with experts. It may be useful in exploring the way in which the American public experiences its history, but it is not a good source for any serious academic project.

 

What it is:

Citation (MLA)

Vowell, Sarah. Assassination Vacation. New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks,     2005. Print.

 

Summary (brief)

Explores the first three presidential assassinations in American History (Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley) in the style of a travel book. Vowell gives a detailed history of these national events and historic figures as they have been preserved in the American tradition of tourist attractions.

 

Evaluation

While the book is informative, it is hardly a scholarly work; Vowell’s background in journalism and essay writing allows for a relaxed and extremely readable tone. There is no reference list and most of the information is provided through first-hand interviews with experts.

 

Usefulness

It may be useful in exploring the way in which the American public experiences its history, but it is not a good source for any serious academic project.

 

Your Sentences should be clear and to the point.

Your tone should be neutral and maintain a level of academic professionalism.

 

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