Annotated bibliography

Annotated bibliography

For this project, you will do some scholarly research on Watchmen. The finished project will be an annotated bibliography with 4 sources. One of these sources is the article I provided to you, “The Human Stain,” to get you started.


  • Find appropriate


  • Use MLA citation
  • Distinguish between types of sources
  • Summarize sources
  • Evaluate sources
  • Apply research to course text

The first step is finding 3 sources that would be helpful in preparing your Watchmen final presentation, so be sure to review the possible topics. This should help you focus on what types of articles that will be most useful. You should not simply use the first sources you find.

(For help, read the Research Overview section of Purdue’s OWL site( to an external site.)Links to an external site.).

Keep in mind that these academic sources don’t necessarily need to be directly about the particular work you are researching. You may use history, psychology, sociology, economics, or any approach that you can clearly apply to your chosen work. After deciding upon 3 sources, you will create an annotated bibliography.

The Assignment: For each article, you will turn in a 1­page, single­spaced response that includes the following. Label each section.

Citation (Use MLA format. For help go to OWL( to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Summary (Be sure to present the main points, and demonstrate by using examples and quotations)

Evaluation (Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the content, type, and author of your source)

Synthesis (Briefly explain how you would use the source in a research paper about the literary work)

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Acosta, Benjamin. “Live to Win Another Day: Why many Militant Organizations Survive Yet Few Succeed.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, vol. 37, no. 2, 2014, pp. 135-161.

In this research, Acosta delves into determining the reasons for the survival of militant vigilante groups. The study concludes that three critical factors contribute to the longevity of the groups, without which they may not even achieve their reason for existence. Firstly, the study concludes that support from external forces play a critical role in helping advance the roles and prop up the success of vigilante organizations.

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