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Main arguments, what’s the point, what topics or subtopics are covered? Was it helpful? Was it reliable? Is it biased? How does it compare to your other sources? How does this fit into your research? How can you use the source? Did it change your opinion?
Here’s a generic example for a three author journal article in APA.
Transcript of "International Political Economy (PLS315)"
Elizabeth Psyck [email_address] PLS315 : International Political Economy
What kind of sources should I use? <ul><li>Scholarly books and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Trade journals, policy journals </li></ul><ul><li>Internet sources </li></ul><ul><li>Grey literature </li></ul><ul><li>Government and NGO / IGO reports </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>
Knowing where to look… <ul><li>Different databases have different journals </li></ul><ul><li>Some databases have more than just articles </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized vs. General </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget books! </li></ul>
Annotated Bibliography <ul><li>Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. </li></ul><ul><li>This article is about ____________. This article is helpful because __________. [The problem with this article is _______.] I will use this article in my research project to ___________. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>“ This article describes the impact of the debt crisis on the Euro. I plan on using this article to describe the potential benefits of a weaker Euro for Eurozone countries.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This report consists of an overview of USAID’s efforts to combat human trafficking. An analysis of effective counter-trafficking measures is given, with particular focus on cooperation between NGOs and government agencies. This will be utilized as part of my analysis of the current state of sex trafficking globally.” </li></ul>
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