Annotated Bibliography

  1. Find two appropriate non-scholarly sources using a search engine such as Google or Bing.
  2. Create APA references for the non-scholarly sources.
  3. Write annotations for the two non-scholarly sources.
  4. Include references and annotations for the sources from Week 3.
  5. Develop a thesis statement based on your research question.

Find Two Appropriate Non-Scholarly Sources Using a Search Engine such as Google or Bing

Locate the search terms you developed in Week 3. Use them and a search engine (like Google or Bing) to find two non-scholarly sources that address your research question. In order to be appropriate, these sources must pass the CRAAP test.

The non-scholarly source may be any of these types of sources:

  • A newspaper or magazine article (not an editorial).
  • An article from a professional organization website or trade journal (e.g., science, medical, etc.).
  • An article or report from a .gov website.
  • A blog post written by an expert on the topic.

The non-scholarly source may not be

  • A book or book chapter.
  • A scholarly article.
  • A reference source (e.g., encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary).

Be sure to copy and record the URL (web address) of the non-scholarly sources that you choose so you can include it in your reference.

Create APA References for the Two Non-Scholarly Sources

Remember what you learned about how to format references in the APA Skill Check (Links to an external site.) on creating references. Then, create the APA references for both sources in the All Sources Annotated Bibliography template