The elements of this assignment are: I. Critically examine at least 3 credible, scholarly sources and include them in your annotated bibliography. II. Discuss for each source why it is timely, credible and scholarly (part of that is why the author is credible). III. Discuss how each source relates to your paper and why you are using it. There is no minimum word count on this assignment, just be sure to cover the 3 areas above for each of your sources. If you would like to do more than 3 that is fine but 3 is the minimum. Use APA or MLA formatting for your AB. Save your file as a Word Doc or Rich Text File (rtf) with your last name, first name and the assignment name in the file. It would take the form LastName_FirstName_Assignment. Thus, if your name is Alicia Jackson, and this is your Annotated Bibliography for the Final Paper, you would use the file name: Jackson_Alicia_Annotated Bibliography.rtf. As you examine at least 3 sources, keep in mind this is NOT just a list of references. Be sure to address the above objectives for each of your references. That means you would list each reference in APA or MLA format and then immediately follow the reference with your annotation (which addresses the objectives). Double-space both your reference and the annotated discussion. The first reference and its annotation would be followed by the next reference and its annotation, etc. Remember a minimum of 3 annotated sources is required. It would be useful to review the annotated bibliography material at the Purdue University OWL (On-line Writing Lab) at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/. This would also be a helpful resource for checking your MLA or APA formatting. Another resource you might find helpful is the 3 minute 11 second video: Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals: These links should open automatically if you press “ctrl” as you left click on the hyperlink but if they don’t, then copy/paste them into your browser.