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ENLS 5010: Death at the Party (Zumhagen-Yekplé)

Research guide for students in Prof. Zumhagen-Yekplé's course

Citing Your Sources Using MLA Style

Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews

Annotated bibliographies are often a key stepping stone to writing a good literature review, a necessary part of most scholarly work today. The resources below outline the basics of the annotated bibliography and describe in detail what a strong lit review should accomplish. They provide valuable tips and pointers to navigating this challenging process.

Citation Management Tools


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Your bibliography is stored in your browser’s local storage by default. You can close the page and return to it later, and your bibliography will still be there — no need to worry about saving your data or logging in.

Looking for EasyBib? EasyBib has ended their EasyBib EDU subscription service, which has prompted Howard-Tilton to now recommend ZoteroBib as our preferred tool for quickly citing sources. For more advanced features, consider one of the other tools on this guide.



Mendeley is a desktop and web-based citation management tool. With it you can organize research materials, annotate PDFs, and create citations. You can also network with others researching in your discipline who are using Mendeley.


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