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Week 5 Assignment: Online Library Exercise and Annotated Bibliography

Assignment Instructions

Week 5 Assignment: Online Library Exercise and Annotated Bibliography

Description: The assignment will help the student begin to identify research questions and the strategies to answer the question from week 3 assignment.

Part 1: Go to the APUS Online Library and watch the following videos:

Navigating Your APUS Library

APUS Library Tour | 2:41
Take a quick navigational tour of your APUS Library

Getting Started with Library Research | 4:50
If you’re not sure where to begin your research, then this is the video for you!
Finding Books Using the APUS Books & eBooks Catalog | 1:51
Learn how to use the APUS Books & eBooks Catalog to find books for your research.
Finding Articles Using Summon | 2:21
Learn how to tailor your Summon search using filters to return relevant articles to support your research.
Finding Articles Using Subscription Databases |3:31
Learn how to find and choose the best database to search for relevant research on your topic.
Finding Articles Using a Journal Search | 2:25
Learn how to track down a specific journal or full text to a specific article.
 Part 2: Annotated Bibliography

Using the library, locate two articles from journals of interest (eg. American Journal of Public Health)  

Complete the Annotated Bibliographies for two scholarly sources.  This is a formal bibliography that includes citations of sources with summary and evaluation information for each source. The emphasis is on finding accurate, reliable sources and providing a clear summary and evaluation for each source.  Please see attached for examples on how to complete the Annotated Bibliography.  

If you need any help, the librarians will answer questions and help you find what you need.


Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Weekly Assignment Grading IRubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric      in the main Assignment List page).

Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.   



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