Educational Leadership: Masters in Higher Education (MSHE): Annotated Bibs & Lit Reviews

This guide was created for graduate students in the MSHE program.

Sample Annotation

sample annotations

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.

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:

Abstract (concise summary of the study or article review; will note the methods, results, & discussion)

Introduction (literature review)

Methodology (research method used)

Results (data analysis, statistics)

Discussion (significance of the study)

References (list of sources used)

Annotated Bibliography Explained

Writing the Literature Review

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Web Resources for Writing Literature Reviews

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