In the creation of an annotated bibliography, students will record information from 3 scholarly articles or relevant resources they have read, making careful note of how those articles may apply to the topic of the paper at hand â€“ this is NOT an abstract cut and pasted from the database vendor or the author! It is a thoughtful analysis (summary, assessment, reflection) of how this article pertains or might pertain (or doesnâ€™t actually pertain) to the topic. Reading and reflecting on the articles in light of this Group Project is essential.
The body of the annotated bibliography will be the entry for the resources and their annotations. List the resources in the APA references format, alphabetize them (keeping their annotations with the entry). DOUBLE CHECK the APA formatting! Each element incorrectly formatted will be penalized .5 points.
â€¢ Be careful to use sentence case for the article title, use commas and periods correctly, use italics correctly, and indicate the names of the authors correctly according to APA.
â€¢ Do not provide a URL that is not publicly accessible.
Optional Addition (for full credit)
One successful strategy is to follow the annotation with â€œjuicy quotesâ€ or quotations from the article that will be directly usable in the final product â€“ either by being cited directly or by being summarized. Be sure to include pagination info. I usually structure mine this way. Hereâ€™s a direct quote from a source:
â€¢ â€œRepositories need to be categorized with clear information on their policies regarding tagging peer reviewed/non-peer-reviewed material, their subject coverage, the constituency they draw on for content, the envisaged constituencies they serve, their collection and preservation policies, etc. Where this information does not exist, repositories should be encouraged to provide it as a means to further improve their visibility and the use of the content that they holdâ€ (Joergensen, 2005, p. 109).
Choice of resources
For this exercise, stick with a majority of peer-reviewed articles
PS: Focus on standards, metadata schemes, files, access, organization, retrieval systems
i.e, What is the information thats being organized in the RDM scenario?
Our group is discussing Research Data Management, standards and approaches to support scholarly communication.
In a nut shell: What are the standards and practices for organizing that information? Who does it? Where do the information resources go after they are organized? how are they retrieved?