A bibliography is a specifically organized list of books, journal articles and other sources that were used in the research process.
There are several different styles - MLA and APA are the most common. You will use the APA for this assignment.
We use a bibliography, or as it also known a works cited page, to ensure that credit is given to the authors and that we are not portraying someone else’s work as our own. Bibliographies lists “citations” that includes such information as author (if given), title, and publication details of the resource consulted
An annotated bibliography is a bibliography with an additional description or evaluation of each source.
Annotation is defined as a critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to the specific research topic or line of inquiry.
Particularly in an assignment such as this one you want to demonstrate that you carefully evaluated your sources
WHAT THE ANNOTATION SHOULD INCLUDE Generally, annotations should be no more than 150 words (or 4-6 sentences long). They should be concise and well-written. Main focus or purpose of the work you consulted Intended audience for the work you consulted
Special features of the work that were unique or helpful Background and credibility of the author Conclusions or observations reached by the author
Conclusions or observations reached by you after consulting the resource Usefulness or relevance to your research topic (or why it did not meet your expectations)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index.aspx
The publication manual will be available in the library Monday afternoon