The Annotated Bibliography will be a springboard used to build upon as you work through the
assignments in this course. Start by digging into the literature and identify a business topic
related to your cognate that interests you and needs further exploration. Next, create an annotated
bibliography using resources you have researched on the topic of interest. Place all of the
references in APA format. Beneath each reference, write an annotation. Remember that this
document will be used as a springboard as you progress through the program. Please note that
annotations are not mere summaries of the work; instead, the best annotations evaluate the work.
They also inform the researcher how they could use that resource for their research study. Each
of these three areas would likely have its own paragraph. The annotations should be clear and
concise, providing enough information that the reader does not need to read the entire article or
text. You will use the information in this assignment to build your problem statement for next
There should be a minimum of ten scholarly references published within the last five years. Each
annotation should be approximately 150 words. You want to be concise but informative. Refer
to the Annotated Bibliography grading rubric for additional project insights.
RESEARCH PROJECT: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATE
Criteria to consider for bibliography content:
A brief statement regarding the author and his/her credentials as an authority.
A crisp statement regarding the relevance of this article for your topic.
A salient or meaningful quote from the article that you would likely cite if you were to
write an essay on this topic.
A concise evaluation of the author’s work and how you could use the resource for your
Note: Each annotation should be approximately 150 words. Be concise but informative.
Note: Ten scholarly resources published within the last five years.