Annotated Bibliography


Create a list of a minimum of nine references for books, articles, and documents that relate to the topic that you submitted in Unit III for the Research Paper due in Unit VIII. Each reference must be followed by the annotation, a brief descriptive, and an evaluative paragraph.
The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author’s point of view, clarity, appropriateness of expression, and authority. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
 First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.
 Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that:
o evaluate the authority or background of the author,
o comment on the intended audience,
o compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, and
o explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.
 Your annotations should be at least 100 words in length.
Reference each book, article, or document using APA format.