Annotated Bibliographies for Scholars' Day Applications

As part of the judging that will determine scholarship prizes for the best presentations at Scholars’ Day, we require that you submit a short annotated bibliography of sources that have informed your work, briefly describing how those sources informed or are incorporated into your work. You must list at least two but no more than three sources that have been used in the research that is part of your presentation[1].

Provide a proper and correct bibliographic entry for each source that you list, and a short (two or three sentence) evaluative description of how that source is used in your work. Use MLA or APA style for your bibliographic entry.

The best online source for description of MLA style is Purdue's OWL MLA page.
And the best online APA source is Purdue's OWL APA page.

For brief descriptions and examples of annotated bibliographies, see:

Cornell's Library Libguide 
MCC's Library Libguide 
U. Maryland University College Library 
Or our own video tutorial from Professor Markham

If your project is a group effort, please submit only one document representing the group. If you have more than three sources as part of your project, limit your list to three for this annotated bibliography assignment. If you are presenting more than one project at Scholars’ Day, you must submit one annotated bibliography for each presentation that is competing for scholarship funds. The annotated bibliography will be rated, and its score will be a part of the overall scholarship scoring. (If you are not eligible for the scholarship competition, then no annotated bibliography is required.)

Submit your document as a Word file, RTF, or PDF (attachment) to Professor Jennifer Markham at

The due date for this requirement is April 19, 2019.

    1. These may include traditional published articles or books, or musical scores, fictional literature, technical manuals, etc.