Annotated bibliographies provide you with the opportunity to cite, summarize, and compare and contrast resources you will use in a paper. You will cite each resource in APA style, write an approximately 150-word description that summarizes the central theme and scope of the resource, and compare and contrast it with other resources. For more information on annotated bibliographies, consult the SNHU Writing Center’s annotated bibliography guide.
Depending on the assignment, the annotated bibliography may serve a number of purposes, including but not limited to reviewing the literature on a particular subject; illustrating the quality of research you have done; providing examples of the types of resources available; describing other items on a topic that may be of interest to the reader; and/or exploring the subject for further research. The articles should provide sufficient information for you to compare and contrast the two theories. (Source: http://lib.skidmore.edu/library/index.php/writing-an-annotated-bibliography)
Choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. You will need to include at least seven scholarly resources total, including peer-reviewed journal articles or well-respected texts.
As noted below, students should pay attention to the following points in their annotation:
Summarize the central theme and scope of the resource
Include a paragraph that covers the following:
Evaluates the authority or background of the author
Comments on the intended audience
Compares or contrasts this work with another you have cited OR
explains how this work illuminates your bibliography topic
Cite the resource using APA style (see below for example)
The annotated bibliography is due in
. You should include at least seven quality resources directly related to your topic.