Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

WRI 1100: Webb

Annotated Bibliographies

Getting started:

What do I include?

  • Summary
    • What is the research about?
    • What are the main points and arguments?
  • Analysis
    • What is the purpose of the research?
    • Is this useful and relevant to my research?
    • Is it biased or objective?
    • Would this be considered strong evidence?
  • Relevance
    • How would you use this source in your paper? (background info, making argument, clarifying additional research)
    • How does it relate to the various aspects of your topic?

Strategies for reading scholarly research articles

Strategies:

  • Read the abstract first -- is it relevant?
  • Skim first, then go slower
  • Sections of an empirical research article
    • Abstract (summary)
    • Introduction (background info; why were the researchers conducting the study?)
    • Method (how did they gather data?)
    • Results (what did they find?)
    • Discussion (what do the researchers think the results mean?)

Example: Two side of the same coin