You will develop an annotated bibliography of at least ten journal articles on a specific theme or topic area related to the Principle Units found in the Course Guide. This annotated bibliography will serve as the basis for the literature review. You may move beyond one topical area, but try not to be too broad, because as noted, this annotated bibliography will serve as the basis for your literature review.
An annotated bibliography is a citation list of books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.
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.
Cite the book, article, or document using APA style.