The foundation for sound
scholarship is a solid command of the academic literature in your field. A scholar builds this
foundation by reading and evaluating one academic source at a time. Over time, you will read
many, many sources. It is vitally important for you to keep a record of what you have read, along
with important annotations so that you remember how each source is relevant to your
research. These citation records include: · Basic bibliographic details: Author,
Title, Publication Name, Date, Page Numbers. · A brief summary of the source: What was
the key argument? What were its strengths or weaknesses? Was anything
in the piece applicable to your future research?
· Tags
or Keywords: You should consider how to organize your sources so that you can easily recall sources
that are relevant to various research projects you may be managing, and sources that are
relevant to different parts of a research project.
This Annotated
Bibliography Assignment will introduce you to the process of identifying, recording, and annotating
sources for later use. NOTE: If you are already
accustomed to using another citation manager, you are not required to use RefWorks, but you are
strongly encouraged to do so.
For this assignment, you
are required to submit an Annotated Bibliography Assignment in which you:
· State
and briefly describe, in a few sentences, the public policy issue you intend to
explore in this
· Identify
at least ten academic, peer-reviewed sources that are relevant to a public
policy issue that you may be
interested in researching for your dissertation. o Note that these sources can be used for
your Literature Assessment Assignment, so be thoughtful in
selecting them.
o Create an entry for each source in RefWorks,
or your chosen citation manager. · Annotate
each source with a summary of 200-250 words. (If you use RefWorks, write
your annotation for each
source in the “Abstract” field of your record for that source.)
 Each annotation should:
o state the central thesis of the source
being cited.
o explain how the source’s author(s) support
their thesis.
o evaluate the relevance or applicability of
the source to your research interest.
 Produce an Annotated
Bibliography Assignment document according to current Turabian format. Ensure
that you have a properly formatted Title Page with your name, the course name,
the instructor name, and the date of your document.
· Ensure
that your citations are properly formatted and alphabetized.
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· Ensure
that your full annotation of each source is included beneath the source’s citation. Be sure to view
the Annotated Bibliography Resources section under the Annotated

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