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JPN 320: Introduction to Japanese Culture: 5a. Citation Help

Introduction to Japanese Culture, Pre-Modern to 1868. Fall 2012.

MLA Handbook

Published in 2016, the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook has been expanded to cover more comprehensively the use and citing of electronic resources.

Citation Generators

Selected citation applications.

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations followed by a descriptive summary and evaluation. Sometimes the annotation will reflect the applicability of the source to the needs of the researcher. The purpose of this type of bibliography is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Example:
Gurko, Leo. Ernest Hemingway and the Pursuit of Heroism. New York: Crowell, 1968. This book is part of a series called "Twentieth Century American Writers": a Brief Introduction to the Man and his Work. After fifty pages of straight biography, Gurko discussed Hemingway's writing, novel by novel. There's an index and a short bibliography, but no notes. The biographical part is clear and easy to read, but it sounds too much like a summary.

Example borrowed from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.