Author's last name, First name. Title of book. Publication city: Publisher, Year.
Finlay, Victoria. The Brilliant History of Color in Art. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Date/Year, Pages.
James, Liz. "Color and Meaning in Byzantium." Journal of Early Christian Studies. vol. 11, no. 2, 2003, pp. 223-233. doi:10.1353/earl.2003.0027
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Finlay, V. (2014). The brilliant history of color in art. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., and Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article.Title of Periodical, volume number, (issue number), pages.
James, L. (2003) Journal of Early Christian Studies,11, 2, 223-233. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy
Author's last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Finlay, Victoria. A Brilliant History of Color in Art. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014.
Author's last name, First name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical volume number, issue number (if any): pages. (Include an access date and DOI/URL only if one is required by your publisher or discipline).
James, Liz. "Color and Meaning in Byzantium." Journal of Early Christian Studies 11, no. 2 (Summer, 2003): 223-233.
To write an annotation, you will comment, in paragraph form, on the following elements:
Content—What's the book about? Is it relevant to your research?
Purpose-—What's it for? Why was this book written?
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Usefulness—What does it do for your research?
Reliability—Is the information accurate?
Authority—Is it written by someone who has the expertise to author the information?
Currency—Is it new? Is it up-to-date for the topic?
Scope/Coverage/Limitations—What does it cover? What does the author state that he or she will cover? What doesn't the book/article provide that would be helpful?
Arrangement—How is the book organized? Are there any special "added-value" features?
Ease of use—Can a "real person" use this book? What reading level is the book?
List, Carla J. Information Research. Dubuque, la.: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2002.
In this book, Carla List, an award-winning teacher and librarian, defines and describes information and provides step-by-step instruction on doing research. In seven chapters, she covers the organization of information, information technology, and the presentation, analysis, evaluation, and citation of information. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included. This book is aimed at the college-level student and is useful to the inexperienced researcher.
From: Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. Teaching Information Literacy: 35 Practical, Standards-based Exercises for College Students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003, pp. 57-58 (Exercise 25).
UNC Charlotte students should understand and abide by the University’s policy on academic integrity.
What is Plagiarism?
From the Council of Writing Program Administrators’: Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.