The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing
research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and
literature research skills. The annotated bibliography should include a
paragraph for each source containing the following information:
Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format.
Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is
helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the
What was done? (e.g., an experimental study investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention)
How? (was it done)
What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)
Review the complete instructions for the Final Paper in Week Five. To
conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the
Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are
considered to have reliable information (do not use sources from the
secular press (e.g., Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia).
Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the “Academic
Research” section within the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab
under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.
Identify at least ten academic sources at least six of which can
be found in the Ashford Online Library. If you do find something on the
World Wide Web, it must be authored and be a reliable source.
In these journals, the research and information is either
reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the Academy of Management
Review) or a group of peers (such as in many journals you find through
the Ashford Online Library).
For information regarding the annotated bibliography, refer to the
Sample Annotated Bibliography found in the Ashford Writing Center within
the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
You must use at least ten scholarly sources (at least six of which can
be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook. The
descriptions for each source must be at least one paragraph in length.
For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford
Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.