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English Class exploring Michigan authors and subjects
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The Assignment

Research Project and Presentation:


  • Research topic of interest 
  • Compile a written annotated bibliography
  • Prepare a presentation, with cited sources 


  • Review information cycle, to determine kinds of sources sought
  • Experiment with search terms and phrases
  • Locate at least 3 sources: primary, secondary
  • Assess source applicability and validity
  • Compile and annotate citations of sources
  • Submit a hard copy of the annotated bibliography

Having trouble finding information?

Ask your librarian! She's a research coach.




M/U Library Resources

Books about Detroit from the Roeper M/U Library, as well as Birmingham's Baldwin Library, are avaialbe on the red rolling cart.

Please see the librarian if you would like to "check out" any of these books.


What is the Information Cycle?

Information Cycle Overview from the University of Illinois

Information Cycle Tutorial from University of Notre Dame

Information Cycle Video from University of Washington




Dictionaries: general or subject specific

Encyclopedias: general or subject specific

Magazine articles

Open/Free Web

Primary sources

Scholarly journals

Subscription databases


Annotated Bibliography Information

Online Writing Lab - Purdue University - Annotated Bibliographies

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides writing resources and instructional materials for students, members of the community, and users worldwide to  find information assisting with many kinds of writing projects. 

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography - Cornell University

One of Cornell's many online library guides.


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