RESEARCH PAPER: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Find at least 25 peer-reviewed articles that are NOT over five years old and write an annotation for each of them. These are the 25 minimum references we require you to use in your final research paper. Refer to the attached rubric for this order to make sure it conforms to the set standard/benchmark. The annotations of the articles should cover at least address the following questions:
• What are the credentials and backgrounds of the authors?
• What are the key concepts discussed in the article?
• Is the source too broad or too narrow?
• How useful are the sources, and how do you plan to use them in your research?
It needs to be written in APA-7 format, with a cover page and references that each includes a summary, analysis and reflection.
A good annotated bibliography:
• encourages you to think critically about the content of the works you are using, their place within a field of study, and their relation to your own research and ideas.
• proves you have read and understand your sources.
• establishes your work as a valid source and you as a competent researcher.
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources and includes APA formatted references to the articles, books and resources, which one has compiled for a research assignment. Following each reference is a brief description and an evaluation of the source. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to benefit the researcher and provide the content, relevance and quality of the sources.
Do not simply cut and paste the abstract as the annotation, as they are not the same. Abstracts are summaries of a source, whereas annotations also include a brief analysis of the source’s fit for your research, note the source’s author [why should s/he be considered an expert] and explain the usefulness of the research being performed.
The APA format for an annotated bibliography is as follows:
Author Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. [Year]. Name of journal article. Name of Journal, Volume[Issue], Page Number[s].
A brief summary of the article.
Assess the article according to the focus of the research and provide criticisms.
Who is the author and how are they qualified? Reflect on the source and how it fits in the topic chosen to research. Is the source helpful? Too broad or too narrow?
Explain how this research will fit into your research paper.