CCOU 302 Annotated Bibliography
Write an annotated bibliography as the next step toward your final Research Paper. Your Annotated Bibliography must contain a current APA-formatted title page and at least 5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks, lectures, and the Bible.
All sources must be scholarly. Most non-scholarly sources fall into one of the following categories:
• Periodicals – These are intended for a lay audience, not a scholarly audience, and are also known as magazines.
• Certain Websites – Many websites are not research-based and are, therefore, not scholarly. Be cautious when using web-based sources.
Many students are tempted to try doing all their research solely using the Internet; however, there is no substitute for the library. You can access scholarly journals and excellent research online via the Jerry Falwell Library; use this tool instead of relying on an Internet search engine.
For each source, you will provide the reference in current APA format, followed by 2–3 sentences that serve to summarize the source and what it will accomplish in your paper. Be sure to provide a summary of the source, NOT an evaluation. Consider the following questions as you summarize your sources:
• What are the main arguments?
• What is the point of the book or article?
• What topics are covered?
• If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say?
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