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WRPR 126: Radical Black Feminisms (HC)

Writing Program 126: Radical Black Feminisms and the Carceral State (Ebram) Fall 2022

Composing Annotated Bibliographies

As the name suggests, an annotated bibliography is a bibliography, but one that includes a brief summary and assessment of each resource.  In assessing resources, you want to comment not only on their quality, but also on how they fit into your own argument.

For more information on constructing annotated bibliographies, see these two excellent guides:

Many annotated bibliographies also require writing an abstract:

Using Resources When off Campus

Accessing the Libraries' Digital Resources
If you start at this course research guide or the Tripod library catalog, when you click on an online resource link you will be prompted to sign in and authenticate through the Off-campus Access page .

Off-campus Access through Tripod
Use E-ZProxy when off campus to access campus resources:
Use your email user name (no and password to log on.  You will need to navigate through Tripod, rather than typing URLs in the search box for your entire session.  The proxy prefix has to remain in your URL in order to access digital materials to which Haverford subscribes.


Understand the Process

  • Information research is an iterative process, meaning a cycle rather than a straight line. Assuming you have a research question in mind, you may follow a process like this:
    • Brainstorm search words -->
    • Explore initial search results -->
    • Refine your research question, and add or remove search words based on your initial search -->
    • Conduct a more targeted search -->
    • Repeat! -->
      <--  <--  <--

When getting started, I will sometimes Google my topic to help me find more vocabulary and ideas. Once you're ready to find scholarly literature, you'll want to use a library catalog, journal database, or Google Scholar to help you find appropriate sources, but a general Google search can be helpful in the brainstorming phase.