need someone to write annotated bibliography on our upcoming essay that I will also need someone to write

below is the annotated bibliography prompt and I will also attach the essay 4 prompt

Annotated Bibliography 

Assignment due: Monday of week 4 by 11:59pm

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph (the annotation). The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. An annotated bibliography also helps you gather research, determine the validity or usefulness of sources, and ultimately prepares you for writing a research paper.

For this assignment, please submit an annotated bibliography for your upcoming research paper (for the Essay 4 prompt – click here). Your annotated bibliography should be in MLA format and include four (4) total sources, one from each category:


peer-reviewed journal article from the library databases

credible multi-media source (e.g. documentary, interview, podcast)

  • credible website: .edu or .gov websites only
  • Each annotation should include the following information:
  • purpose/scope/thesis
  • bias or standpoint of author(s)

credibility and validity of conclusions/finds/results

relationship to other works in the field

  • relevance to your research
  • Frequently Asked Questions about annotated bibliographies:
  • How long should it be?
  • For this class, annotations constitute one paragraph and are approximately 100-150 words long, with a goal of concise and explicative language.
  • Can I use the first person?

The third person is the standard for the majority of the annotation, but first person can be used when relating the source to your own research or paper.

Can I use bullet points or quotes?

Whole sentences are preferable. Annotations should be one paragraph containing a statement of the work’s major thesis from which the rest of the sentences can develop.

Use the vocabulary of the author to convey the ideas and conclusions of the author (scope/purpose/thesis). If you use a direct quote, set it within quotation marks. The rest of the annotation is your analysis or evaluation of the source and should therefore be in your own words.

  • How do I format the annotations? 

Sources should be in complete MLA format, alphabetized, have hanging indents (everything except the first line of the citation is indented), and be double-spaced with no extra spaces – just like a works cited page. After the citation, start a new line, indented, and begin the annotation. The entire annotation should be indented to align with the hanging indent. When you look at an annotated bibliography, it should be easy to visually spot each new source since the first line of the new entry is the only line completely aligned with the left margin. Everything else is indented.

Essay 4: Cross-Cultural Research Paper 

  • A research paper will combine the information of others in order to form your own argument about a topic. In a good research paper, you will need to use varied credible sources. A cross-cultural research paper looks at a topic through multiple cultures. Therefore, for this assignment, you will need to examine your topic across cultural boundaries and summarize the research or ideas of others in order to draw your own conclusions and arguments.

You will compose a 6-8 page, MLA formatted research essay that examines one monster in various cultures. The monster may have different names in different cultures, but it should be recognizable as the same creature (e.g. the ningyo inJapanese culture, Mama Dlo in Caribbean culture, and mermaid in European culture). You will need to examine three cultures (both Western and Non-Western cultures) and focus on their shared monsters. Please be sure to view the accompanying power point lecture on what is considered “western” and “non-western” for this paper found in Unit 4 Resources module.

Be careful to present an argument about your choice rather than simply a description of it. This should move beyond a simple compare/contrast essay. You will have to research one monster form in various cultures in order to draw a larger conclusion about the cultures, humanity, or monsters.

  • Some possible questions to consider as you formulate your argument:
  • Why does this particular monster appear in such different cultures?

What does this monster tell me about its culture?

What can I learn about humans in general based on their shared monster?