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Annotated bibliography MAN 4600

APA style annotated bibliography

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Annotated bibliography MAN 4600

  1. 1. Annotated bibliography INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Irena Trebic, Librarian
  2. 2. Outline  Components of an annotated bibliography  Citing resources using APA style  Brainstorming activity  CRAAP Checklist  Article evaluation and discussion activity  Mini quiz  Workshop evaluation
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes  Identify the format and components of an annotated bibliography  Understand the purpose of an annotated bibliography  Differentiate between scholarly and popular resources  Identify bibliographic information such as journal title, volume, doi, etc in a scholarly journal  Critically evaluate resources using the CRAAP Checklist
  4. 4. Annotated bibliography • a list of sources (journal articles, books, Web sites, etc.) that you have consulted in order to research a topic • also called a list of "References“, in APA citation style Bibliography: • a bibliography where each source has descriptive and/or evaluative comments (i.e. annotations) • has 2 components: • Citations • Annotations Annotated Bibliography:
  5. 5. Purpose Allows you to develop your critical reading skills Helps you formulate your thesis or research question Helps you identify multiple perspectives Demonstrates credibility and relevance of your sources
  6. 6. Format Two step process: Step 1: Use APA Format Citation for each source Step 2: Add an annotation under each citation (usually one paragraph consisting of 100 – 200 words)
  7. 7. APA Citations Include bibliographic information such as: • Author(s) • Title of book • Title of article • Journal name • Name of database • Volume • Issue • Place of publication • Publisher • Date of publication
  8. 8. Example of APA style citation Journal article citation: Author last name, initials. (Year published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume (Issue), pp- pp(pages). doi Example: Ackoff, R.L. (2003). The opportunity quest separates real leaders from managers. Strategy & Leadership, 31(5), 39-40.
  9. 9. Example of APA style citation Book citation: Author last name, initials. (Year published). Book title. City, State: Publisher. Example: James, H. (1937). The ambassadors. New York, NY: Scribner.
  10. 10. Additional Resources  Annotated Bibliography in APA format – YouTube video  Quick Guide to APA Style 6th Edition – USF Library video  APA Formatting and Style Guide – The OWL at Purdue University  KnightCite – citation machine that can create APA citations  RefWorks – online software that can create APA citations and bibliographies
  11. 11. What to include in an annotation Depending on your assignment guidelines, you may have to: • Write a brief summary of the source • Identify any strengths or weaknesses of the source • Explain why the source is relevant • Identify the source’s relationships to other studies in the field • Assess the overall reliability of the source by looking at: • The author's conclusions and how he/she arrived at them • The references consulted • Communicate your personal conclusions about the source
  12. 12. Tips Use the third person when writing: • Do NOT use I, me, my Use the literary present tense • Examples: • “This article discusses…” • “The author supports…”
  13. 13. Activity: Brainstorming & Discussion In pairs… Take 5 minutes to discuss the following: What criteria do you look at when evaluating an article?
  14. 14. The CRAAP Checklist • When was the information published or posted? • Has the information been revised or updated? • Is the information current or out-of-date for your topic? Currency • Does the information answer your questions? • Who is the intended audience? • Is it at an appropriate level for your needs? Relevance • Is the information supported by evidence? Is there a bibliography? • Has the information been reviewed by other experts? • Can you verify any of the information in another source? Accuracy • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? • What are the author's credentials or qualifications to write on the topic? • Is there contact information? Look for author’s title and career history. Authority • What was the author’s reason for publishing this information? • Is the information fact/opinion/propaganda? • Can you identify any kind of bias (religious/political/etc.)? Purpose Adapted from
  15. 15. Group Activity Identification of bibliographic information and article evaluation • Work in small groups to fill out the Activity worksheet for the article below • Is it a scholarly article or not? How can you tell? • Use the CRAAP checklist to evaluate the article Murphy, P. E., & Schlegelmilch, B.B. (2013). Corporate social responsibility and corporate social irresponsibility: Introduction to a special topic section. Journal of Business Research, 66(10), 1807-1813. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.02.001
  16. 16. Additional resources and help  Critical reading study guide – University of Leicester  Schedule an appointment with a librarian  Attend a library workshop - Quiz and workshop evaluation
  17. 17. References How to prepare an annotated bibliography. (2015, March 4). In Concordia University Libraries. Retrieved from O’Neil, R. (2013, January 29). Annotated bibliography: Summarizing and evaluating your sources. In Slideshare. Retrieved from The CRAAP Test Worksheet. (n.d.). In Juniata College Beeghly Library. Retrieved from