Annotated Bibliography Instructions
An annotated bibliography is the first step toward your final research paper. The annotated bibliography is a list of sources that you will use in your final research paper.
Students should find 4-5 credible sources on Gale or other legitimate sites.
What are you looking for?
You should put in the search bar the author name, the chosen literature, and even the theme that you intend to focus your paper on.
Once you have skimmed a few articles, you should choose 4-5 to summarize.
Next, Read 4-5 article
List the citation/source, then underneath you should summarize the article.
Repeat this 4-5 times.
Yes, all of your articles are on the same topic/author/literature
Read the article, summarize IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Do not cut and paste.
Your Summary for each article should be 5-6 sentences
Here is the breakdown:
Tell what the articles is about, why it is important and how you intend to use it in your paper.
For annotated bibliographies, use standard APA format for the citations, then add a brief entry,
• 2 to 4 sentences to summarize the main idea(s) of the source.
o What are the main arguments?
o What is the point of this book/article?
o What topics are covered?
• 1 or 2 sentences to assess and evaluate the source.
o How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography?
o Is this information reliable?
o Is the source objective or biased?
• 1 or 2 sentences to reflect on the source.
o Was this source helpful to you?
o How can you use this source for your research project?
o Has it changed how you think about your topic?