Annotated Bibliographiesannotated Bibliography Exa
Objective: Assess sources for your research for your final presentation
(for credibility, reliability, and relevance) and list references in
proper APA format. That means the sources you use for this assignment
should be directly related to the species that you chose in Forum 1 of
the class. My topic is BLACK RHINO https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/black-rhino
Assignment Instructions: The Research
Project/Presentation for this class is divided into three major
Assignments, 1) annotated bibliography, 2) outline and 3) final
presentation. The first part is the annotated bibliography. An
annotation is a summary and evaluation, and your annotated bibliography
will include a summary and evaluation of some of the sources (or
references) you will use for your presentation.
To prepare for this assignment, I recommend that you do the following:
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.
Written in APA reference list format. For more help with formatting, see APA handout.
What is the purpose of the source, review article, original research?
What topics are covered? This section is generally 4-6 sentences that
summarize the author’s main point. For more help, see this link on paraphrasing sources.
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
in 4-6 sentences:
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., website’s sponsoring organization,
journal or book publisher) and the author(s)?
For more help, see this handout on evaluating resources.
Evaluation: Please review the Annotated Bibliography Grading Criteria that describes how your annotated bibliography will be graded.
Papers will be automatically added to and checked against the
standard Turnitin repositories. Originality reports will be returned to
the faculty and student in roughly 15 minutes of the submission.
Multiple submissions are allowed before the due date. If you wish to
learn more about and how to access Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection
website, these are available from the APUS Online Library. APUS Writing Center.