This week you’ll continue building your annotated bibliography by locating two web pages that are related to your research question and writing APA references and annotations for them. By now, your annotated bibliography has started taking shape and you’ll just be adding to the work that you did last week.
Before you begin, be sure to read Module 3 in your textbook and Google’s All Tips & Tricks (Links to an external site.). It can often be difficult to locate all of the information that you need to evaluate the credibility and reliability of web pages. Watch Web Pages: Determining Authority (Links to an external site.) and Web Pages: Determining Currency (Links to an external site.) to help you.
To get started, locate the keywords that you developed last week. You will use these keywords to help you find two websites that are related to your research question. For this assignment, you will use a search engine like Google, Bing, or Duck Duck Go, not the Ashford Library databases to find your sources.
After you have your web pages, you are ready to create the APA references and annotations for your sources in the Locating Web Pages template. When writing your APA references for your sources, you can refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Common APA Reference and Citation Models (Links to an external site.) for guidance.
Finally, copy and paste the references and annotations for your two scholarly journal articles from week 3 into your paper. Check your instructor’s feedback to see if there any corrections that you need to make. If you are not sure how to see your instructor’s feedback, this HelpNow! video (Links to an external site.) will show you. Be sure to make any changes or corrections that your instructor has indicated. You can also look at the sample annotated bibliography for guidance.
As you build your annotated bibliography in weeks Three, Four, and Five, you are encouraged to submit your work to the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) for feedback. The Writing Center staff can help you identify formatting, grammar, and other common writing issues in your work and give you ideas for ways to fix them. The Writing Center staff is available by email or by chat.