Your assignment is to create an annotated bibliography of 12 entries related to a topic on Islam. In order to successfully complete this assignment you must:
Choose a topic on Islam that has interested you as you have worked through the course material. Before you start work on your bibliography, you must inform your tutor of what topic you are working on and give a short description of why it interests you.
Choose four books, four journal articles, and four internet websites related to your topic using AUCAT, the Library journal databases, and the internet search engine of your choice.
Create an annotated bibliography that includes all 12 sources. Your annotations cannot be longer than 150–200 words.
You must use the Chicago Manual of Style “Notes and Bibliography Style” for the bibliography. If you use anything else, you will be graded down on your assignment.
Your annotation should include:
A summary of the topic(s) covered in the source and the main argument/thesis/position of the author.
Your own assessment of how strong the author’s thesis and use of evidence is.
A comparison and contrast of the sources you have cited in your bibliography. For what type of audience is this source intended? For example, is it more appropriate for scholars or is it aimed at a popular audience? Is it suitable for students who are in a first-year university class or is it suitable for upper undergraduates or just scholars who specialize in Islamic studies?