To prepare you for the researched-based report assignment, you will
need to do some research. One of the more useful tools in conducting
research is the annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography
combines the citations found in the References list at the end of
documents in APA format with annotations about each of the sources. For
this assignment, you will construct an annotated bibliography based on
the workplace or community issue or problem that you have selected to
focus on for the researched-based report. Remember it must be specific
and actionable - that is, you must be able to identify an audience for
your proposal that could realistically respond to your idea.
Purpose: An annotated bibliography is an organizing
tool that is helpful when working on a research project. An effective
annotated bibliography is used to compile research sources in one
location and provide the researcher with quick access to the information
contained in each source.
Content/Subject: Your annotated bibliography will
consist of the sources that you have deemed relevant to your topic
and/or question(s) of inquiry. While you may encounter sources that are
not relevant or do not fit the scope of your project while researching,
for the purposes of this assignment, you will only include the ones
that you find useful and relevant.
Cite the source in proper APA format. The citations should be
organized in alphabetical order by author just as in an APA References
Follow the citation with a brief annotation that summarizes the
source and explains how it will be used in your researched proposal (no
fewer than 100 words, no more than 150). Annotations are in your own
words. Do NOT quote from the source. Do not repeat the title of the
source or the author - your reader can see that.
Constraints: The annotated bibliography is a fairly
rigid genre. Your citations must adhere to APA format. This will be
one of the central components of the grade for this assignment. Failure
to follow APA format exactly will harm your grade. The model I
provided from Kathy Smith will help guide you.