sources annotation and checking for relevance to a research question

1- you will be provided with a research question that is ready, as well as 6 sources. Your job is to first check these sources for relevance to the research question and change 1, 2, 3 or as many of them as you feel that the source is not very relevant or doesn’t serve the purpose of the research question.When you change the sources, make sure that you cover the criteria that is listed below for the resources.

Sources required for the Final Project are:

ï‚· At least two (2) articles from a scholarly journal from the Grossmont College Library Research Databases.

ï‚· At least one (1) news article (not an opinion/editorial)

ï‚· At least one (1) government (federal, state, or local) website or data set*

ï‚· At least one (2) additional sources, which may be books, additional scholarly articles or some generally useful websites, if you have carefully evaluated and found enriching for your topic.

All sources should be credible, relevant, trustworthy and academically sound. Also, please do not use two sources that contribute the exact same information.

*IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBMED:

Please note that scholarly articles from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/PubMed website (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) are not government documents. This is a common source of confusion. The NIH is a government website that hosts many open source (free) medical journals which are actually peer-reviewed journals. It comes up a lot in web searches pertaining to health topics. If you include these in your sources, they will be counted as scholarly journals, NOT as government websites. Also, they will NOT count for the three (3) items you need to find in the library databases

2-After that, if everything looks fine, you will annotate the sources according to the following criteria

Annotation Requirements

What goes in the annotations?

The annotations for each source should appear in paragraph form. Annotations should summarize the main points and also identify:

a) what qualifications the authors have for writing about this topic, and/or what the authors’ primary purpose is.

b) why you believe the source is a high quality, trustworthy/credible source – beyond just stating it’s from a type of web domain such as “.gov” or from a reputable publication such as The New York Times, because we will make no assumptions in this class.

c) why and how the source is useful in helping you answer your research question –specifically. The answer should not be the same for all the sources (each one should contribute something unique).

Each annotation should be approximately 5-7 sentences. Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and purpose of the book or article. In addition to 2-3 sentences of summary, include 1-2 sentences that evaluate the authority or background of the author, consider the intended audience for whom it was written, and/or how you can be certain you have found a credible source. (This can be shown in a variety of ways: for instance, by contextualizing the author’s work, by giving his/her background, or by demonstrating the high level of scholarship in the piece through specific examples.) In another 1-2 sentences explain how this work specifically contributes to your topic. Don’t generalize – use specifics. What makes this particular article a good resource for you? How would you use it? What unique information does it provide? Be sure to explain how each item on your list provided you with new information.

Do not plagiarize. Everything should be written in your own words, but you may include short quotes of specific terms or data if necessary. This is not a place for lengthy quotations. You will want to be sure to avoid plagiarism here by taking careful notes and rephrasing everything with your own words.

I will be attaching a PDF document that have some information as well as examples for the annotation that the professor wants for this assignment. This will help you to be more able to this correctly if you are not very familiar with annotations. In addition I will be sharing the rubric that will help you get maximum points.

Annotated Bibliography Rubric (1)

Annotated Bibliography Rubric (1)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of sources (overall)

25.0 to >21.0 pts

Excellent

Sources appear reliable, authoritative and of generally good or high quality.

21.0 to >17.0 pts

Acceptable

Many sources appear authoritative and of good quality.

17.0 to >14.0 pts

Shows Effort

Many sources are of marginal quality and authority.

14.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

Most sources are of poor, unreliable, or indeterminate quality and authority.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Requirements Met?

15.0 to >13.0 pts

Excellent

6 sources matching criteria outlined in assignment

13.0 to >10.0 pts

Acceptable

6 sources but some don’t match criteria

10.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

<6 sources, and/or, many criteria are not met

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVariety of information sources

20.0 to >17.0 pts

Excellent

A wide variety of sources in terms of audience, purpose, source format, etc, that represent various relevant and significant perspectives.

17.0 to >15.0 pts

Acceptable

Sources represent major, obvious angles and perspectives appropriate to topic.

15.0 to >12.0 pts

Shows Effort

Sources present some attempt at variety, but large gaps are obvious, major sources missed.

12.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

Sources fail to represent a reasonable variety appropriate to topic.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluations – description of the reputability of sources

20.0 to >17.0 pts

Excellent

Annotations largely, or fully, characterize authority, audience or publisher of sources, provide context and assess reputability.

17.0 to >15.0 pts

Acceptable

Annotations usually accurately characterize authority, audience and publisher of sources.

15.0 to >12.0 pts

Shows Effort

Annotations often lack such information or frequently mischaracterize authority, audience or publisher of sources.

12.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

Annotations do not accurately describe authority, audience or publisher of most sources.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummaries – Quality & clarity of

15.0 to >13.0 pts

Excellent

Main ideas of sources, including nuances or subtleties, are clearly summarized.

13.0 to >10.0 pts

Acceptable

Main ideas of sources are clearly summarized.

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Shows Effort

Main ideas are not summarized clearly; or, summaries are simply incomplete or sketchy.

8.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

Summaries appear to be possibly plagiarized or main ideas are very unclear or actually misrepresented.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRelevance – description of the relevance of your sources to your question

15.0 to >13.0 pts

Excellent

The relationship of ideas in the sources to topic/question clearly described; each is unique.

13.0 to >10.0 pts

Acceptable

Attempt to relate ideas in sources to topic/question is usually clear, though it may be repetitive between sources.

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Shows Effort

Attempt to relate ideas in sources to topic may result in inaccurate representations of sources, or it is frequently unclear.

8.0 to >0 pts

Needs work

No attempt is made to relate ideas in sources to topic, or, source use is overly redundant and little attempt is made to distinguish sources.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAccuracy of the citations

5.0 to >3.0 pts

Excellent

All or nearly all citations are complete citations, formatted correctly, using APA style.

3.0 to >2.0 pts

Acceptable

Most citations are complete and formatted correctly, using APA style. May have minor errors.

2.0 to >0 pts

Needs Work

Citations either don’t use APA style, or they are drastically incomplete /have numerous errors.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 115.0

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