An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliographyincludes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.
- Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered?
- Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is the information reliable? What are the author's credentials?
- Reflect: Once you've summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project?
From Owl at Purdue "Annotated Bibliographies"
Login to Noodle Tools
- Go to LibGuides.covenantschool.org and Click on the Upper School Library Databases Tab
- Scroll to the bottom of the list of databases
- Click on the Noodle Tools tab
- "Create a Personal ID" if you don't have one
- "Sign in" if you know your ID
- Start a New Project (green button on the upper right side of page)
- Name the project "Senior Thesis Project" (you can change it later to topic if desired)
- Select MLA for citation format and "advanced" for level
How to create a notecard
NoodleTools Notecards will keep you organized
- and eliminate accidental plagiarism.
First - Find a good resource (one that furthers knowledge on your topic)
Second - Create a citation in NoodleTools.
Third - Create notecards in NoodleTools on useful contenct in your source
How to create a notecard in NoodleTools:
- Click on "New" on the right of the citation in the Bibliography View
- Write one short sentence that describes what THIS notecard is about for title
- Write only one main point - (you may have many notecards for one citaton)
- Use Quote box to keep track of direct quotes. Quotes support an argument
- Use Paraprase box if you want to use the idea but not the language Don't try to use too many quotes in your paper. The point of view should be yours
- Copy page number if a print source or URL if electronic
- My Ideas box is a creative way to interpret, evaluate and reflect. What ideas does this notecard generate? What more do you need?
Keep it straightforward and simple
Noodle Tools is now a Google App
The link to Noodle Tools can now be found in your Google Apps, the waffle like icon in the upper side side of the screen after logging into your Covenant school account.
If you have an existing Noodle Tools account:
- Click on the Noodle Tools icon in your Apps
- an intermediate screen will link you to your account
- Select "I have an existing Noodle Tools acount"
- Enter your old ID and password associated with the account
- Your account will now be linked to your Google Apps
Creating a New Account
- Click on the Apps icon in the upper right side of your screen
- Scroll down to Noodle Tools (it is under "More") at bottom of list
- Click on Noogle Tools icon
- Choose Create a new account in the dialog box
Please see Mrs. Spokes if you have any questions.