What is an Annotated Bibliography
GUIDE & SAMPLE
An Annotated Bibliography is a working list of references—books, journal article, Online documents, websites, etc. that you will use for an essay, research paper, or project. However, each reference citation is followed by a short summative and/or evaluative paragraph, which is called an annotation. ( See sample attached).
This assignment is listed on the syllabus as “Mid-term research paper” and is worth 100 Points ( 20% of your grade). Your paper will be an annotated bibliography, specifically focusing on the “Discretion” topic (i.e. Protecting proprietary information ) in the context of protecting National Infrastructure.
Annotated Bibliography sample attached. Internet have many other samples of what this document should look like.
You paper must be in correct APA format, use correct grammar, and will need to include at least FIVE (5) resources (articles) related to Discretion with their respective short summaries for each article.
ALL of which must:
1) Be current. Published within the last 5 years.
2) Must be from Peer-Reviewed-Articles. ( University Library ).
3) All articles related to Chapter 7 Discretion.
Remember that an annotation is not the same as an abstract. Abstracts are descriptive. Your annotations are to be evaluative and critical. Give me enough information for me to decide if I’m interested enough to read the paper, and also how you perceive the paper. Don’t go skimpy on these annotations, but DO NOT write too much here. Quality is far more important that quantity. This exercise is for each of you to demonstrate that you can identify, categorize, and digest multiple research papers.
Every resource you choose must be peer reviewed. That means the paper must have undergone a formal peer review before being published in a journal or presented at a conference. You must ensure that your resources have undergone rigorous reviews. In most cases, you can find out the review process for a conference or journal by visiting the appropriate web site. Do not simply assume that a resource is peer reviewed – check it out.
Here are a few URLs with additional information: (I strongly suggest that you look at these. Closely.)
http://libguides.enc.edu/writing_basics/annotatedbib/apa <<<< Check out the “Rules! rules! rules!” section