The Annotated Bibliography is designed to assist you with your Research Paper references, teach you how to search for scholarly journal articles, as well as to practice using proper in-text citations.
You will select 3 full-text, scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal articles that directly relate to one or more theories from the text that you are interested. Choose articles that will be helpful to you in your Research Paper assignment as well as articles that have been published in the last 7 years. Save each article as a PDF file. It is recommended that you read and review the Research Paper Instructions at this point.
Your Annotated Bibliography must be a 300–500 words per review of each of the 3 articles that you selected. (You will have your first reference listed, then a review of the article, then the next reference listed and a review of that article, and then the third reference listed and a review of that article.) It is required to be 2–3 pages and does not need to include a title page, abstract page, or reference page. However, each reference must be listed before the 300–500-word review in current APA format.
The review portion will give a general synopsis of each article that you read. You must paraphrase; do not include any direct quotes. You must include appropriate in-text citations. If you do not include any in-text citations in this assignment, you will receive a 0. Proper use of in-text citations is imperative. You are encouraged to utilize the chapter on in-text citations in your APA manual. Please do not cite other sources outside of the article that you are reviewing.
You will submit 4 documents total in your submission: the 3 PDF documents that you saved (one for each article) and your Annotated Bibliography.
A grading rubric is provided to ensure you follow the assignment expectations.
Submit your Annotated Bibliography by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3.
When you are searching Liberty’s Online Library, be sure to select “Full-Text” and “Peer-Reviewed.” To find useful articles, narrow your search by selecting portions of the theory, key words, or phrases to use as your search parameters. Using only the theorist’s name or theory will likely result in too many results to be effective.
Your articles must be from scholarly journals. It is preferred that the journals you select have the word “Journal” in the title (Journal of Marriage and Family, etc.). Ideally, each journal that you review should have a Methods section, Data, Results, and Conclusion sections, but these sections are not required. You must not use book reviews, obituaries, magazine articles, or online articles that have not been published in scholarly journals