Child Development 290 (01)
Seminar in Culminating Experience
Fall, 2013 - Sheri Hembree, Ph.D.

Annotated Bibliography

As part of the preparation for your literature review, an annotated bibliography is required. An annotated bibliography is a list of references, each  accompanied by a descriptive and evaluative statement (i.e., an annotation). Such annotations, usually about 100-200 words in length, serve two purposes: (a) to help you to critically evaluate your sources and, (b) to help you to develop and refine your thesis question or project idea.

The bibliography should include no fewer than 15 citations on your topic (using APA style), half of which should be recent articles from peer-reviewed journals published in the last 5-8 years. The article used for your article summary may be included in your bibliography.

For information on writing annotated bibliographies, please see the following links:


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