Creating an annotated bibliography is a great way to strengthen your research skills. In part two
of the three-part project for the course, you will locate scholarly sources related to the topic you
chose for the American History Opposing Viewpoints Project: Summary Assignment, learn
how to format different types of sources according to your writing style guidelines, and assess
each source in a written annotation.
Based on the topic you chose for the American History Opposing Viewpoints Project: The Boston Massacre: Provoked Self Defense or Justified Riot Met With Bloodshed
Summary Assignment, conduct a search for:
- A scholarly book written by an academic in the field of history. Scholarly books should
be located from the Jerry Falwell Library (avoid selecting children’s books!).
- A peer-reviewed journal article focused on your topic. Peer-reviewed journal articles
should be located from the Jerry Falwell Library (avoid selecting book reviews!).
- A scholarly website – look for sites with URLs that end in .edu (university), .gov
(government), or .org (organization), as these are deemed more reliable for academic
research. (Avoid websites with URLs that end in “.com,” as they are commercial
websites and not appropriate for academic research at the college level).