Topic: All Source Bibliography
Type of paper: Annotated bibliography
Discipline: Psychology and Education: Education
Format or citation style: APA
This week, you will complete your annotated bibliography
Find two appropriate non-scholarly sources using a search engine such as Google or Bing.
Create APA references for the non-scholarly sources.
Write annotations for the two non-scholarly sources.
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. 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 was 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 on creating references. Then, create the APA references for both sources
Write Annotations for the Two Non-Scholarly Sources
Now, you will write an annotation for the two sources. The annotations must be in your own words, two paragraphs long, and address the points below. Provide brief descriptions, explanations or examples to support your answers.
What kind of source is this?
What is the thesis or main claim of the source?
What evidence or claims does the source present in support of the thesis? Present at least two examples of support the source uses.
What other important claims does the source make?
Paragraph 2: Evaluate
How adequately does the source support its thesis?
How current is the information in the source relative to your research question?
How credible and authoritative is the source for your research question?
What limitations, if any, did you note in the source?
How does the source help answer your research question?
Develop a Thesis Statement Based on Your Research Question
create your thesis statement. Your thesis statement should summarize the conclusions you came to after researching your topic and be no more than two sentences long.