- Write an annotated bibliography on two articles covering your topic.
- You may use journals, magazines, or the Internet.
- You may only use one published article found on the Internet.
- Articles must have been published within the last 3-5 years.
- Use AMA citation format described in "Citing Sources" tab above.
What does an annotated bibliography do?
A good annotated bibliography
- encourages you to think critically about the content of the works you are using, their place within a field of study, and their relation to your own research and ideas.
- proves you have read and understand your sources.
- establishes your work as a valid source and you as a competent researcher.
- situates your study and topic in a continuing professional conversation.
- provides a way for others to decide whether a source will be helpful to their research if they read it.
- could help interested researchers determine whether they are interested in a topic by providing background information and an idea of the kind of work going on in a field.
Source: "Annotated Bibliographies." The Writing Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill,
2007. Web. 20 Jan. 2010.
Find additional help at:
Annotated Bibliographies (from Purdue's Online Writing Lab)