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MCU 200: Academic Development Transitioning to MCU - Library Assignment

Guidelines for Formatting Your Annotated Bibliography

  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). The font size should be 12 pt.
  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
  • Create a header (use your last name) that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin (e.g. Rodriguez 1).
  • In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your full name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
  • Indent the annotation paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. Use the tab key as opposed to pushing the space bar five times.
  • Write a brief introductory statement to explain what your annotated bibliography is covering (one to two sentences). Title this section: Statement of Scope. The statement of scope provides some general insight that should connect to your one source.  
  • Below the statement of scope, center the title: Annotated Bibliography (do not bold this title text)    
  • First page should be your annotated bibliography with your book citation and annotation.
  • Second page should include two records for your book.  
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