Find many "Getting Started" guides through the library catalog Quick Links feature. Choose Research Guides and then view the list of titles in the Getting Started column.
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography This guide explains what an annotated bib is; the difference between annotations and abstracts; the process of gathering items; how to critically appraise books, articles or documents; choosing a citation style.
For examples of annotations, see any country volume of the World Bibliographical Series, most of which are online. Although dated, they also offer a good starting point for background research. Oxford Bibliographies cover many topics and the bibliographical lists include annotations.
Citation Management Includes links to several styles such as APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), CMS (Chicago Manual of Style), CSE (Scientific Style and Format). Also has links to citation management guides, such as Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote and how to use them to create a bibliography.
To get a list of all subtopics and geographic areas for a subject heading, use the "subject heading A-Z" option by the search box on the library catalog
(When doing a Subject A-Z search, use a caret ">"between terms).
Sample keyword searches -- use the "all fields" option. Use the limits on the left to filter to more specific geographic area, or language, or subject (an more0.
Subjects for sample book: