My Topic: Gentrification and Displacement in New York City
Part 1: Create an annotated bibliography of sources that you deem highly relevant to your topic.
Step 1: Identify a list of 20 potentially relevant citations.To do so, conduct a search using the library research skills I presented in class and that you learned how to put into practice at the lab.Please take time to identify an ample list of potentially relevant sources (at least 30).A good way to construct a bibliography is to first identify a key article or book – one which resonates with your interests – and then search specifically for works a) that cite that work or b) that that work cites or c) that has citations in common with that work.Learn how to mark the citation for future download, with accompanying abstract and then download it. The majority of your list of sources should be peer-reviewed scholarly articles.Your list of sources should, however, also include at least one book and a book review on that book as well as one review essay on a topic related to your question.
Step 2: Create your bibliography using the American Sociological Association’s style. You can create it automatically using Refworks as we did in the lab, or you can construct by hand.To construct it by hand you can consult the style guides available at the links below to learn how to format books and articles at http://www.asanet.org/documents/teaching/pdfs/Quick_Tips_for_ASA_Style.pdf. For book reviews, please format them in the following manner:
Gates, Leslie. Review of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Society in Venezuela, by Miguel
Tinker Salas. A Contracorriente, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2011), pp. 422-430.
Step 3: Annotate your bibliography.An annotated bibliography is a list of references with a brief summary and comment on each source. For scholarly articles, include the abstract as the author wrote it as well as your own summary in the annotated bibliography.For books, identify book reviews on that book and construct an abstract using the book review and a brief look at the book’s introduction.For book reviews, summarize the main point of view of the reviewer and attach a copy of the review.Your summaries of each source should identify: 1) the question they address, 2) the main type of research they did, 3) the main argument they make and 4) a brief statement of what you found interesting about the article and/or how you anticipate using the work.
Part 2: Describe how creating the annotated bibliography shaped your research question.This should include: 1) a paragraph describing your initial research topic and question (written as a question) 2) another paragraph in which you describe how (if at all) your review of prior research on your topic has changed what you think would be a promising research question to pursue.
Please make sure that you follow the instructions!! If you have any questions please let me know!!