Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Annotated bibliographies

Steps to constructing an annotated bibliography.

1.  Identify your sources.

  • Books (catalog, WorldCat, references from other sources)
  • Articles (databases on library webpage, references from other sources)
  • Websites 
    • Find the highest quality web sites possible.
2. OBTAIN your sources
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request books and articles not readily available.
3. READ your sources.

  • It may be necessary to take notes.
4. CITE your sources.

5. Write the annotation for your sources.

  • Syllabus guidelines from professor.
  • Guidelines from Cornell University

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mellmann University Seminar

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article from NCSU
1. Long, descriptive title
2. Authors (often more than one) with credentials.
3. Abstract (summary) of the article.
4. Introduction gives some justification for why this research was done and may mention other related articles (literature review).
5. All of the publication information you need to cite the article is commonly on the first page of the article.
6. Statistical charts and graphs are the most common illustration.
7. A conclusion sums up all the research and is often easier to read than the Methodology and Results section of the article.
8. A list of references or bibliography lists the author's sources.