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Annotated Bibliographies

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

The annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources, cited in the proper format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), that provides a description of the source in the form of a paragraph or paragraphs following the citation. NOTE: Your professor will specify how lengthy this description shall be. These paragraphs following the citation are called the annotation. The annotation should fully describe the source and then provide a critical evaluation of the source, considering such factors as the usefulness and reliability of the source; comments about the format and content; and the writer’s views or reactions to the source. Sources often included in an annotated bibliography are: books; periodicals; journals; video and audio; websites; and, databases.

Books

Websites

Citation Style Guides

Tools for Citation

Formatting Help

  • BibMe:”The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it’s free.”
  • Citation Machine: Son of Citation Machine
  • Easy Bib: “The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker”
  • KnightCite: The Hekman Library – APA, MLA & Chicago

MLA Style
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APA Style
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Other Styles

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Annotated Bibliographies

What is an Annotated Bibliography?
The annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources, cited in the proper format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), that provides a description of the source in the form of a paragraph or paragraphs following the citation. NOTE: Your professor will specify how lengthy this description shall be. These paragraphs following the citation are called the annotation. The annotation should fully describe the source and then provide a critical evaluation of the source, considering such factors as the usefulness and reliability of the source; comments about the format and content; and the writer’s views or reactions to the source. Sources often included in an annotated bibliography are: books; periodicals; journals; video and audio; websites; and, databases.

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Faculty Services

Instructor Reserves

Palomar faculty may place personal copies of books, articles, media, etc. in the library for reserved student use.

Instruction & Information Literacy

Palomar faculty are encouraged to use our online request forms to schedule an information literacy consultation or a library instruction session for their students.

Ordering

Palomar faculty may request ordering of books, periodicals, media, or online resources for the Library collection. The library has a selection policy which provides guidelines for how we select items for our collections. For more information, contact the librarian subject specialist for your department.

Library Workshops
Attend the online workshop EXTERNAL TRAINING: What’s New in the Library and earn PD credit while learning about Library resources and services for Faculty at Palomar College. The workshop takes approximately 30-60 minutes to go through. To claim PD credit, add it as a self-designed activity in the External Training section of your Professional Development contract  (enter “Palomar College Library PD Activities” as the activity title).  We also offer in-library workshops at the San Marcos campus and Escondido Center throughout the year. Check you email for announcements of these.

Streaming Media

Online streaming media, including educational, instructional and feature films, can be found in the Library databases.  VHS or DVDs not available online from the Library may be eligible for streaming onto the College’s streaming server, Kaltura. For more information about the streaming server, consult the Academic Technology Streaming Server webpage.

Artstor Images of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit

Artstor has recently acquired photos of an exhibition about renowned fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier. Gaultier is an artist/fashion designer well-known for breaking traditional gender and cultural boundaries.

The exhibit “The Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” has been making its way through museums across the globe from Stockholm to London and now here in the U.S.  The artist’s work has been subdivided by seven themes that showcase Gaultier’s 40-year career of status quo defiance: Punk Cancan, Muses, The Boudoir, Metropolis, Eurotrash, Skin Deep, and Urban Jungle.

You can now see images of the exhibit using Palomar College Library’s Artstor.  Just use the last name “Gaultier” to search for images from the collection.
To access Artstor, go to the Palomar College Library Homepage, click on Articles and select the Arts and Humanities tab.  (Palomar College eservies id and password are required for remote access.)
For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian. 

eBooks at the Library

Looking for ebooks? Palomar students and faculty can borrow thousands of non-fiction ebooks for FREE from the Library. As with our print collection, ebooks can be used for research papers or other class assignments, and can be read on most computers, smartphones, or tablets.

There are a few ways to get a Palomar Library ebook. Start at the Library homepage and choose either Catalog or Articles:

 

 

  • Downloadable ebooks on all topics: click Catalog, and then type subject, author, or title into search box that displays:

 

  • Business and information technology ebooks: choose Articles, then select Sci. & Tech. tab on next screen, and scroll down to click Safari Tech Booksdatabase:
  • e-Reference books on all topics: also choose Articles, then Reference tab, and select either Credo Reference or Gale Virtual Reference Librarydatabases:
Once you’ve found the book you want, start reading!

Note that “check-out” times vary (depending on the publisher), and may expire before you’re actually done reading the ebook. But, you can always check it out again. Also, the book you want may be “in use” by someone else, and not available – just check back later.

An Internet connection is required (off-line reading of some ebooks is available), and you must use your Palomar eServices login to  access ebooks off-campus or on the campus wi-fi. For assistance, go to the Library Technical Helppage, call us at (760) 744-1150 x2616 during business hours,  or use the “Ask a Librarian” 24/7 live chat service available from most library webpages.

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