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SPAN 497: Research & Discussion of Selected Topics of Literature: Using the Library & Reference Resources

WU Senior Theses in Spanish

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Literary Theory Guide

Creating an Annotated Bibliography using MLA 8th Edition

  1. Cite the source using MLA style.
     
  2. Describe the main ideas, arguments, themes, theses, or methodology, and identify the intended audience.
     
  3. Explain the author’s expertise, point of view, and any bias he/she may have.
     
  4. Compare to other sources on the same topic that you have also cited to show similarities and differences.
     
  5. Explain why each source is useful for your research topic and how it relates to your topic.
     
  6. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each source.
     
  7. Identify the observations or conclusions of the author. 

Reference Books

Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.

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