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1 How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography What is an Annotated Bibliography Three segments Citation for your source Summary of content Evaluation of the source

2 What is an Annotated Bibliography? List of citations to books, articles, documents Each citation is followed by A brief summary paragraph A brief evaluation paragraph To inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources. To help you clarify and develop the focus of your research. Purpose:

3 Contents Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000, from Analysis: (3-5 sentence explanation of how you plan to use information) Evaluate the source in terms of your technology. Is it a useful source? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or objective? Is the source credible? What is the goal of the source? How will you use the source in your report or essay? Summary: (3-5 sentence overview of material) Briefly summarize the main points of the source. What is the point of the book or article? What topics are covered? If the author is presenting an argument, what are the main points? Give the reader a clear understanding of the source’s main point.

4 APA Format Tips Author first, followed by year in parenthesis (1.1) Wakefield, E. (1998). No author: Title, followed by year (1.5) Alternative automobiles. (2003). Titles are in italics Book (1.1) Journal (1.8) Magazine (1.7) Article title is NOT in italics

5 APA Format Tips Journals: Issues for the year are collected in a volume (1.8) Volume number is italics Issue is in parenthesis Page numbers are listed – NO pp. If page numbers are continuous through each issue (don’t restart at 1), issue is not needed

6 APA Format Tips Electronic database (1.9) Same as periodical, but include: Date you accessed the source A URL or location of the database Nonperiodical web document (www site) Author Date of publication (if no date, use “n.d.”) Title of document in italics Date you accessed the source A URL that takes you directly to the source

7 APA Format Tips Article from an online periodical with a print version: William, S. (1977). Comprehension skills of language- competent apes [Electronic version]. Language and Communication, 17 (4), Article from an online periodical with no print version: William, S. (2001, May 4). Comprehension skills of language- competent apes, Language and Communication, 17(4). Retrieved July 3, 2001, from ~grpproc/crisp/crisp.6.9.htmhttp://www.uiowa.edu/ ~grpproc/crisp/crisp.6.9.htm

8 APA Format Tips Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000, from Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. (1999, April). Retrieved January 15, 2000, from Nonperiodical web document:

9 Summary – focus on content The authors, researchers at Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that increasing the time away from family before marriage increases individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families and sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Goldschneider, F. K., Waite, L. J. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of family orientation in young adults. American Sociology Review, 51,

10 Evaluation Evaluate the source in terms of your technology. Is it a useful source? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or objective? Is the source credible? What is the goal of the source? How will you use the source in your report or essay? Goldschneider, F. K., Waite, L. J. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of family orientation in young adults. American Sociology Review, 51,

11 Contents Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000, from Summary: (3-5 sentence overview of material) Briefly summarize the main points of the source. What is the point of the book or article? What topics are covered? If the author is presenting an argument, what are the main points? Give the reader a clear understanding of the source’s main point. Analysis: (3-5 sentence explanation of how you plan to use information) Evaluate the source in terms of your technology. Is it a useful source? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or objective? Is the source credible? What is the goal of the source? How will you use the source in your report or essay?


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