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HIST 3192 - Aztec, Inka, and Maya: Indigenous Empires in Latin America

A guide to help you do research for your StoryMaps assignment.

Citing Your Sources

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and other resources. Each citation is followed by a brief summary, or annotation (100-200 words). The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Some questions you might ask/answer of each resource you use as you prepare your annotated bibliography include:

  • What kind of "work" will this source do for your research? How will it specifically help?
  • Is the author making an argument? 
    • What type of argument is it?
  • How does the author's background, argument, or methods used relate to your own research?
  • What questions does the source raise for you?

To create your annotated bibliography, compile all of your sources alphabetically in Chicago style format. Then analyze and write an annotation after each source on your list.

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