Now it’s time to pull everything together, including the process for evaluating sources and identifying their relevance, reliability and credibility as it relates to your issue.
You can choose sources from your previous searches and integrate sources from the Web as well. The goal is to include 10 sources that will support your research and the defense of your point of view regarding the research focus. Keep in mind that this list will also be used when moving into the literature review assignment, so choose the best most relevant sources possible.
NOTE: this list of sources may change throughout the research process, and that is expected.
Below is a guide from Cornell University, used with permission from Olin Library Reference Research & Learning Services. Cornell University Library, Ithaca. NY, USA that will assist you in understanding and putting together your annotated bibliography.
Explanation, Process and Directions What Is an Annotated Bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Annotations vs. Abstracts
Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they may describe the author’s point of view, authority, or clarity and appropriateness of expression.