The reason the annotated bibliography is included as part of the research project is that writing an annotated bibliography is important in that it provides excellent preparation for the final presentation. One of the issues regarding any type of research, especially in biology, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By forcing you to evaluate each of your potential sources carefully, the annotated bibliography helps you determine if, in fact, the source you chose is credible and helps you determine how relevant it is to your topic and understand the topic better, which will help you develop your presentation.
For this project, you will assess three sources to include:
1) a complete citation for each source, 2) a summary of each source, and 3) an evaluation of each source.
Three sources are required for this assignment (i.e., you are to write an annotation for each source). However, you must use five or more sources in your final presentation. Use this TEMPLATE to summarize and evaluate each of your three sources. <—— USE THE REQUIRED TEMPLATE Citation: Written in APA reference list format. For more help with formatting, see the APA handout. Summary: What is the purpose of the source, review article, original research? What topics are covered? This section is generally summarize the author’s main point. For more help, see this link on paraphrasing sources. Evaluation: After summarizing the article (or research paper or book), it is necessary to evaluate it and state where you found it – its source (e.g., journal, website, etc.). Briefly answer the following questions: What is the format or type of source (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, website, book)? How reliable is the information in the article, and how credible is the source (e.g., the website’s sponsoring organization, journal, or book publisher) and the author(s)?