PHASE II The Working Bibliography (25 points)

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PHASE II: The Working Bibliography (25 points)

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Due: Hard copy due in class Tues. 3/6/18. Digital copy via Turnitin, no later than 11:59PM 3/6/18. Refer to the grading rubric in Turnitin for grading criteria.

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Description and guidelines: As you research your topic, you create your own personal collection or library of information on your chosen subject.  This assignment requires you to write a citation for each of the sources you have found and marks the end of your research.  The working bibliography will be a longer list than your final Works Cited list and not the other way around. While you will not use all the sources listed in the working bibliography, many of the sources you cite in your working bibliography will also appear on the Works Cited page of your final paper. (For detailed guidelines about collecting information and the difference between a Working Bibliography and Works Cited page, refer to the instructional handouts in Blackboard: “Tips and Suggestions–Academic Research,” “Research Strategies I & II” and “Tips and Suggestions for using MLA.”)

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Your working bibliography should include a minimum of 15 library resources (books/eBooks, periodicals, streaming video—catalog and database resources). Be sure to conduct research “outside” of the library as well; this could include popular media such as the TV, radio, and WWW.  Your grade will be based on the following:

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1)      the number of sources you have listed

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2)      the variety of sources you have listed

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3)      MLA format (1 in. margins, double spacing, alphabetize list)

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Furthermore, articles you find in the databases should include both popular and scholarly sources.  As a researcher, be open to a variety of sources and mediums.  Perform searches in multiple databases, not just one or two, and explore the web for supplemental and/or web-exclusive content. You might also consider DVD’s, documentaries, podcasts, pamphlets, and so on if information in these mediums pertains to your area of research.  The majority of your sources, however, must be library materials.  Internet sources are supplemental though on rare occasions can be primary sources. 

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