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SWK 450: Applied Research: Annotated Bibliography

This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills using the recommended resources.

What is an Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography should consist of the following:

  • Complete APA Citation: 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.

  • Visit APA Style for guidance on how to cite other types of resources
  • Summary: Discuss key definitions, theories, concepts, or ideas (in your own words)
  • Key findings: Identify the findings that are relevant to your study.
  • Key quote(s): Identify any key quotes or statements (remember to include a page number for each quote).
  • Relation to other articles: Briefly compare and contrast this source to other sources in your annotated bibliography.
  • Relevance to my Research: Identify which research question(s) or research methodology/design this article supports.
  • Notes: Add any additional comments you have about this study (e.g. things to remember, follow up, or other considerations).
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