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Sources for topics:
Make a list of what interests you!
Skim your textbook: Table of Contents and Index.
Browse through psychology magazines and journals:
See the APA website:
Browse APA PsycBooks for background information on a topic. (You will need to login.)
Check out the daily news online for topics related to psychology:
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that:
Also see "Questions to Consider" in the right column.
*Reproduced with permission from: Research & Learning Services - Olin Library, Cornell University Library - Ithaca, NY, USA
Select a topic: The annotated bibliography should show understanding and thoughtful reflection on a topic that speaks to the mission and objectives of the course.
Locate references that are academically credible (peer reviewed):
References may report empirical data (primary sources) or examine theoretical issues (secondary sources).
Use APA citation style.
Check with your instructor regarding the following critieria:
Number of sources
Number of primary vs. secondary sources
Date range of sources
Minimum page length for articles
Length of annotation