Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Annotated bibliographies, part of Information Literacy.
- Sometimes as part of the research process,…you may be asked to create an annotated bibliography…or an evaluative annotation.…As you know, a bibliography or work cited page…is where your sources are listed,…so that whomever reads your research paper…can review and find the sources you used…as part of the research process.…Annotation takes this one step further.…Sometimes you may be asked…to construct an annotated bibliography.…This list of sources, which may include…books, articles, images, or other research materials,…not only includes the citation for the item you consulted,…but the citation is immediately followed…by a brief paragraph which describes the source…and helps the reader to decide…whether or not the source and its contents…are useful and relevant to the thesis topic…or research undertaken.…
Here's an example of an annotation for a book.…As you can see, there is the standard full citation…for the book, then a paragraph commenting…on the contents of the book…and how the author interpreted it as a source.…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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