How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Throughout your studies, you will read many texts and journal articles. In many courses, you will be asked to prepare an annotated bibliography to assist you in preparing key assignments. An annotated bibliography is a writing and research tool that you want to master because it allows you to record important information in a concise and scholarly way quickly.
Begin this process by reading about annotated bibliographies in the Conducting Research and Forms of Writing sections in the Northcentral Academic Success Center (click the links in the left side navigation area of the ASC screen).
You may also find the following links helpful to you in understanding how to compile an annotated bibliography, located under your weekly resources.
- Annotated Bibliographies. Purdue Online Writing Lab
- How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography. Cornell University
For this assignment, begin your research for your Signature Assignment. Please develop an annotated bibliography utilizing five scholarly resources that will help you answer questions related to your case study or population of choice for your Signature Assignment. As you complete your initial research this week, also consider the ideas you learned about during the first three weeks of this class because they may assist you in further developing your ideas.
Please include resources that offer the following:
- Describe the particular characteristics of the individual or population.
- Describe particular issues they may deal with in a correctional setting, including:
- relationships with other offenders and staff
- possible issues with authority
- treatment-related concerns
- violence/ trauma-related concerns
- Relevant research on this population and its interaction with the correctional system.
Length: At least five annotations
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. scholarly citation