EDEL 511: Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews
Web Resources for Annotated Bibliographies
An annotated bibliography is list of references sources (scholarly articles, books, websites, reports, etc.) on a topic or research area that contains a summary and evaluation for each listed document.
The “annotation” part pertains to the write-up produced for each source.
One approach is to use the APA empirical research article format as a tool to evaluate an article's content. Scholarly articles that present original research (empirical) will have the following structure:
Web Resources for Writing Literature Reviews
Below are links to resources for writing literature reviews. Hover the links to read a description of the resource.
Writing the Literature Review
Both videos are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Concise and straight-forward information is presented on how to approach writing a literature review.
Writing a Starting Research Question
Writing out a research question can be effective in targeting your research scope and concepts. A good research question will contain Who, What, Where, When, How elements, as well as seek to find relationships between your research variables/concepts.
What factors contribute to the persistence and academic achievement of Latino graduate students?
Now you have at least three key terms with which to begin your initial search. Remember to use the Thesaurus to identify subject headings and related terms for each of your key terms to better target your research.