September 28, 2010
10% of your final grade.
The purpose of this assignment is to summarize and reflect
critically on at least 10 scholarly research papers (i.e.,
journal articles or book chapters) that you will use for your
final research paper. It will enable you to evaluate the ways in
which the findings from other research studies will contribute
to your research.
University of Toronto
- Knott, Deborah. Undated.
Writing an Annotated Bibliography. University of Toronto
Citations styles (UTM Library)
University of Wiscon-Madison (Writing Center)
Bibliographies" Writer's Handbook
Cornell University (Olin Kroch Uris Libraries, Reference
How to critically analyse information sources
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
1. Completed Search Strategy: Hand in a one-page
submission that clearly demonstrates what you did for all 8
steps in the Search Strategy.
2. Annotated Bibliography: A bibliography that includes a
summary and critical discussion of the work cited. It must
contain the complete citation for at least 10 scholarly sources
(e.g., journal article, book chapter) followed by a paragraph
that provides a summary and critical appraisal of the source.
Use the Critical Appraisal Form as a guide for completing
the annotated bibliographies.
a) Use the 8 step Search Strategy to identify relevant
scholarly sources to be used in your literature review.
b) Treat each source as a separate entry.
c) Each entry should contain the complete citation for the work
followed by a paragraph that contains a summary and critical
- The summary must identify the key purpose of the article,
methods of analysis and the key point(s) and findings.
- The critical appraisal should identify any strength and
weaknesses as well as the usefulness of the article for your own
The annotated bibliographies should follow the Search
Strategy. All entries must be in alphabetical order and
should each be approximately 100 words. The choice of reference
style is up to you, but you must be consistent. Please look up
the UTM library "Citation styles" webpage.
The bibliography must be typed and single-spaced on one side of
the paper. You must include a title page that contains the title
of your research paper, the course number and name, your name
and student number and your supervisor's name.
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT
• Search Strategy (3 points):
- steps a-h are complete with evidence of extensive and
thorough literature search
• Annotated Bibliographies (5 points - 0.5
- provides clear description of purpose, methods of analysis,
and main point(s) and findings
- thorough assessment of the strengths and weaknesses
- clear connection of each article to your topic (i.e., how
is the source relevant to your topic)
- demonstrates thoughtfulness and a clear understanding of
• Style (2 points):
- bibliography in proper format, consistent citation format,
spelling and grammar
POLICY ON LATE ASSIGNMENTS
Late assignments will be given a penalty of one percent per day
from the final grade for the assignment up to a maximum of 5
days. After 5 days the assignment will not be assessed resulting
in a grade of zero.
GGR417Y5 Research Project |
| Annotated Bibliography |
Research Proposal |
Progress Report |
Draft Report |
- Search Strategy
- Critical Appraisal Form