INTRODUCTION An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. THE PROCESS 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 3 articles in peerreviewed journals that contain information that is relevant to this course (ethics, health law, administrative law, labor law, etc.). You are encouraged to use the online databases on the MSU library web site. You can perform searches of all resources from the home page or click the database link to search individual databases. For example, a search for “medical ethics radiology” returned over 1800 peerreviewed journal articles most with full text. (You’re paying for this service so you may as well get your money’s worth!) Cite the book, article, or document using the APA style. Following are examples: Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue#) pg #’s. doi: 00.0000/0000000000.x Article From an Online Periodical with no DOI Assigned Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue#) pg #’s. Retrieved from https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/ NOTE: Depending on your monitor settings, the examples above may indicate that the reference does not span the width of the page. This is due to the limitations of the HTML scripting & my attempt to demonstrate the required hanging indent format. The first line of the reference should start at the left margin and span the entire width of the page with subsequent lines having a 1/2″ indent. It should also be doublespaced. NOTE 2: The DOI number is preferred. If the URL is used it must take me directly to the article. Articles from “pay sites” or login must be faxed or emailed to the instructor. DOI Finder Enter your article information & this site will find the DOI for you!
CORRECT FORMAT FOR CITATIONS
APA citation style is required. If you do not already own a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition), you may want to consider purchasing one through the MSU Book Store or elsewhere. There are writing assignments in all RADS professional core courses. Following are links to some online resources: https://campusgw.library.cornell.edu/newhelp/res_strategy/citing/apa.html#apa https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/ https://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/AnnBib_format.html Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the 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. CRITICALLY APPRAISING THE BOOK, ARTICLE, OR DOCUMENT For guidance in critically appraising and analyzing the sources for your bibliography, see How to Critically Analyze Information Sources. SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE The following example uses the APA format for the journal citation. NOTE: APA requires double spacing within citations. Example Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51(1), 541554. (doi or direct URL would be placed here without parenthesis) The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, selfsufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living. PLEASE NOTE: Everything must be doublespaced! ExampleAPA Format Style Summary 1″ margins on all 4 sides Both citation & annotation are doublespaced TimesNew Roman, 12 point font Use the linespacing feature in Word (highlighted in green in the box to the right). DON’T just insert a blank line Citation must be in hanging indent format. 1st line is flush with the left margin and spans the width of the page. Subsequentlines are indented 1/2″ and span the width of the page. DO NOT use the “Enter” key & tabs to format hanging indents This can be set (highlighted in yellow in the box to the right) at the same time you set the doublespace or you can use the little arrows on the Tab rule. The illustration below shows the proper placement of the arrows for a hanging indent. tab ruler When in doubt search Word’s Help link for “hanging indent” When completed, save your paper containing all 3 DOUBLESPACED bibliographic entries in a single Wordcompatible format (doc or rtf) and upload and submit it as directed below.