MAT 401: History of Mathematics

This guide will walk you through the research steps and resources for your MAT 401: History of Mathematics paper.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations with an added summary. The citations can be to any resource relevant to your topic and assignment criteria. The summary is a brief (about 150 words) description and evaluation of the resource to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy and quality of the sources you are citing.

For MAT 401: History of Mathematics:

  1. Find six resources relevant to your topic
  2. Read and evaluate each resource
  3. Create your bibliography (MLA) or works cited (APA)
  4. For each citation, write a brief analytical summary which may include:
    • How does this resource support your topic?
    • Intended audience of resource
    • Compare or contrast with your other resources
    • Evaluate the author

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