The purpose of this guide is to help you with your web evaluation assignment and your annotated bibliography assignment:
Web Evaluation Padlet: https://padlet.com/salvelibrarian/unv101_Condella2023
Research papers require you to evaluate and gather various sources that you then weave together to write your paper. An annotated bibliography is a helpful way to keep track of these sources and identify the valuable information contained within them as you start to put your paper together. We will consider how to put together such a bibliography by identifying and summarizing three different sources: a website, a popular article, and a scholarly article or book. We will again begin this process with an in-class library visit, thought the bulk of this assignment (especially the source summaries) will be done outside of the classroom.
You can see how to construct an APA citation for a website through the "APA" tab on this research guide.
For your annotated bibliography assignment, Dr. Condella would like you to find a popular article and a scholarly article or a book.
Finding your articles
For articles, I suggest using the library's articles tab on the homepage. The short video below shows some efficiency tips and tools in the articles tab.
Finding your book
For books, use the library's catalog/book tab. Short video below shows how to find books and efficiently navigate ebooks.
The CRAAP test for website evaluation
Is it Current?
Is it Relevant?
Is it Authoritative?
Is it Accurate?
What’s the Purpose/Point of View?
The C.R.A.A.P. test was created by the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico.