For this assignment you have to write an annotated bibliography that consists of five peer-reviewed primary sources that are cited in APA format.
What do these words mean?
Annotated bibliography -- a list of citations to the sources you used or will use for your essay or research paper. Each citation is followed by a short paragraph (the annotation), that describes and evaluates the source using about 150 words. The purpose of the annotation is to inform your readers of the quality, relevance, authority, and accuracy of the sources you have picked. Check this guide for more information about annotated bibliographies.
Primary source -- a report of a study or experiment, written by the person(s) who conducted it. Usually, these reports will have a section titled Materials & Methods, which can help you determine if your source is primary.
Peer review -- This means that a panel of three experts in the field reviewed the article before it got published to the journal. Peer reviewed articles are considered of higher quality than non-peer-reviewed ones.
APA citation format -- For this assignment, you have to cite your sources using the APA style. Visit this playbook to learn how to cite using APA style.
Sometimes the resource you are searching does not have an article in full. If this is the case, you can request that the library get you the entire article. To request materials from other libraries, please fill out this form and allow up to 7 days days for the article to arrive.
If you have trouble finding sources, please contact the librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for help!
Scientific studies can be hard to read, but you can make the reading a bit easier by following this method:
For this assignment, you are asked to have five primary, peer reviewed sources. You must use APA style for the citations.
How to conduct your research:
Use your terms in these resources. Once you have your sources, visit the library's annotated bibliography playbook to learn how to create your bibliography. To format your citations, please see the library's APA Citation Style guide.