Posted: September 5th, 2021

Annotated bibliography | PLCY 700 – Foundations of Statesmanship and Public Policy | Liberty University

Annotated
Bibliography Assignment Instructions

Overview

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. It will also introduce you to a citation management tool called
RefWorks that is available to all Liberty University students. (See Annotated
Bibliography Resources section
.)

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.

Instructions

For this assignment, you are required to submit an Annotated
Bibliography Assignment
in which you:

·       
Identify
at least ten sources that are relevant to a public policy issue that you may be
interested in researching for your dissertation.

o  
State
and briefly describe, in a few sentences, the public policy issue you intend to
explore in this assignment.

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 at least 50 words. (If you use RefWorks, write
your annotation for each source in the “Abstract” field of your record for that
source.)

o  
Each
annotation should state the central thesis of the source being cited.

o  
Each
annotation should explain how the source’s author(s) support their thesis.

o  
Each
annotation should evaluate the relevance or applicability of the source to your
research interest.

·       
Produce
an Annotated Bibliography Assignment document according to current
Turabian format. (See the Liberty University Writing Center for a sample
Annotated Bibliography – see Annotated Bibliography Resources section).

o  
Ensure
that you have a properly formatted Title Page with your name, the course name,
the instructor name, and the date of your document.

o  
Ensure
that your citations are properly formatted and alphabetized.

o  
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 Bibliography page.

 

Reading 
materials

Lowi chapter 
1-2

Birdland chapter 4,5 and 6

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