A basic component of academic research is the annotated bibliography.  The annotated bibliography is a list of the sources you have found so  far. The list is in alphabetical order as it would be on your Reference  page and includes a full citation for each source as it would appear on  your Reference page. However, in addition, an annotated bibliography  includes an annotation for each source, which is basically a summary of  the source and some commentary on why the source is useful to your  project.

Some steps to consider while developing your annotated bibliography are the following.

  1. Brainstorm using your sociological imagination, course readings, and  outside resources, and explain your thoughts about the causes of  environmental racism within the United States. Why are some groups more  affected than others? What are the consequences of environmental racism?  What strategies are available to reduce environmental racism amongst  communities within the United States? What about local communities  specifically?
  2. Revisit the five research questions you developed in the previous assignment.
  3. Then find content from scholarly sources connected to the research  questions. You must find at least one or two scholarly sources per  research question.
  4. As you research to find scholarly sources, you must (1) make  meaningful connections with local examples of environmental racism in  the previous assignment; (2) attempt to answer some of the questions  asked above (causes, consequences, and strategies of environmental  racism); and (3) ensure that there is direct connection to research  questions.
  5. Having identified a scholarly source, an annotated bibliography must be provided.