From the Purdue OWL and Brad Matthies article, modified and with additional information by Laurel Lacroix

For an annotated bibliography, use standard MLA format for the citations (alphabetical by author’s last name or, if there is no author listed, by the first important word in the title – using the real word for the symbol [i.e.” #2 Blue Dye” would be listed as if it were “Number Two Blue Dye”]).  Then include a brief abstract for each entry, including the following, adapted from
Matthies, Brad.  “The Psychologist, the Philosopher, and the Librarian:  The Information-literacy 
            Version of CRITIC.”  Skeptical Inquirer,  May/June 2005, pp.  49 – 52.
            1-2 sentences:  Claim of the source
What is the claim?  Is the source’s presentation of the claim clear and reasonable
or is the language motivationally biased?  If so, what are the biases?  You may
consider appeals and fallacies as types of biases.  Remember that the claim of the 
source has something to do with how you are to understand the event, not just the 
event itself.
            1-2 sentences:  Role of the claimant
Is the author clearly identifiable?  Can you and have you established her or his
credibility (and how)?  Is there any reason to suspect bias on the author’s part
(philosophical, political, religious, cultural)?  Where did you find this source and
how does that impact how you value it and its information?
            1-2 sentences:  Information backing the claim
Is there any?  Is it verifiable or anecdotal?  How did you go about determining
this?  Is the information relevant to the claim and provable?  How did you determine this?  Can the information be independently verified through
                        another source not related to this one?
            1-2 sentences:  Conclusion – what is your conclusion regarding the source?  What is its
 potential, specific value to your research project?
This is an alphabetical LIST – do no put page breaks or extra returns anywhere.  You must complete and turn in 20 entries for this assignment.  For each entry less than the number required, your grade for this assignment will be reduced by 10 points.  I must be able to view the source, so if it is an electronic source, be absolutely sure to include a functioning hyperlink to the item.  If it is a print source (or you want to be sure that I can see the source), email a pdf of the article to me at the beginning of the class meeting the day the assignment is due.
A sample entry will be posted on the Learning Web, in the file “English 1302 Materials.”