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Librarian Contact Info

Hello! My name is Sara Johnson. As a librarian, I can help you locate scholarly sources and use MLA format.  The quickest way to reach me is typically by email: You can also call or text ‪(772) 237-0107‬. 

If you think you might prefer more in-depth one-on-one assistance, please feel free to click here to book a research appointment! I am happy to meet with you in person or virtually via Zoom. I am primarily based out of the Pruitt Campus, but I can also arrange to meet virtually if that is more convenient. Just send me an email if you aren’t seeing a day/time that works for you and we can work something out!

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Annotated Bibliography

This template includes a space to add your topic and thesis statement as this is preferred for the annotated bibliography assignments in ENC courses taught at IRSC. Always follow your professor's instructions over any instructions on this LibGuide or inside the MLA Handbook.

Your professor may ask that you create an annotated bibliography in MLA style. An annotated bibliography is similar to the Works Cited page found at the end of a paper. The paper formatting is the same but instead of following a full research paper, the student will write a brief annotation for each source which will directly follow the source's Works Cited entry. The annotations contain descriptive or evaluative comments about your sources. Annotations should be short, typically no longer than one paragraph. Indent the annotation an inch from the start of the entry. Each citation should adhere to MLA guidelines. The title might be 'Annotated Bibliography' or 'Annotated List of Works Cited'.

Below is an example of an annotated bibliography in MLA style. You are welcome to use the template linked above to get you started with the correct formatting.

Updated MLA 9th Edition Annotated Bibliography Example

MLA Style Paper Template

You can save a personal template in Microsoft Word (IRSC students, download Office for free, see a librarian if you need help). Above is a template you can use every time you need to set-up a research paper using MLA style format. Simply open the template and type your own information every time you need to write an MLA style paper. Microsoft Word will allow you to save personal templates. Once you have the template opened in Word

Click "Save as"

Give the file a name

Under "Save as type", select Word Template

Then when you open Word, you will be able to choose a template rather than a blank document. You might have to select Personal to find your template.