Due Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Submission Instructions: Bring printed copy to class and submit digitally (on Box)
Assignment Description: A bibliographical overview of important sources for your research project.
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For this assignment, you will provide an overview of 8-10 high quality, academic sources. The ratio of primary sources to secondary sources is up to you, as it will depend greatly on your topic. However, peer reviewed articles and scholarly books (or book chapters) are encouraged over web-based resources. Looking for sources listed on the "Guide to Further Reading" in The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book would be an excellent idea.
An overview of sources or annotated bibliography provides a brief account of the most important research on your topic. It is a list of research sources that includes concise descriptions and evaluations of each source. Each annotation begins with a "Works Cited" style entry for the source, and is a followed by an annotation. The annotation must have a brief summary of the source's content, as well as an assessment of why the source is relevant to your research question. Each annotation should be 5-6 sentences long.
The purpose of this assignment is partly to demonstrate the quality and depth of reading that you have done. It is also a chance to sit down and really consider the availability of sources related to your research question. Do you have enough material to do the assignment justice? If not, it might be time to refine your research question.