Understand your topic
Use a number of good reference sources such as topical dictionaries and encyclopedias to get a handle on your topic, and perhaps identify the "classic" books and articles covering the subject. You subject prescribed and recommended readings could also be of help. Ask for help in identifying good sources at the InfoHelp Desk in the library.
A. To find books and book chapters you have identified through your reading in Step 1, search the Author or Title of each book in the library catalogue.
B. To find other books, journals and multimedia, use One Search or databases specific to Education (i.e. A+Education or ERIC).
C. Try One Search using keywords for your topic. One Search will return results from our print and online collections including books, ebooks, scholarly articles and newspaper articles.
Your sources should answer a question(s) or critique the resource. In your annotation you should inform the reader on how well the resource meets your assessment criteria.
A. Begin with the full citation - the reference. Click on the APA referencing tab for basic styles.
B. Write your annotation. It should include:
The critique or evaluation and the reflection should be about half the annotation.
A. Read your annotations. Do they address the questions on your topic?
B. Is our spelling and punctuation and grammar correct?
C. Are your citations in the correct format following the APA style?
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