e-Learning Activity - Annotated bibliography

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e-Learning activity summary

Title: Publish an item for an annotated bibliography
2 Hours (Shorter depending on prior knowledge of APA citation style and experience with blog technology)
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American Psychological Association (APA) citation style

Preparing an annotated bibliography

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The purpose of this e-Learning activity is:
  • To publish selected references on your blog according to the requirements of the APA citation style.
  • To prepare an annotated bibliography for the two items in the format required by this course.

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  1. Work through the suggested resource links above on the APA citation style and how to prepare an annotated bibliography. The time you will need will depend on your prior knowledge of the APA citation style and familiarity with annotated bibliographies.
  2. The format required for the annotated bibliography in this course is as follows:
    • The reference written in the required APA style format, followed by
    • a description section which describes the content of the source and key findings, and
    • an evaluation section which may include reference to strengths or weaknesses of the source, a statement about the overall reliability of the source and why the resource is useful to your topic of research.
  3. The scope for the annotated text in this course is 150 - 300 words maximum.

Example of annoted bibliography to meet requirements of this course[1]
Kirkey, S. (2001, December 27). Jury's still out on Ritalin. The Gazette.

Description: This newspaper article focuses on a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the short and long-term effects of using Ritalin. Evaluation: The information comes from a reputable source and is based upon fact. This article was useful for my research as it helped support my idea that Ritalin may not be the answer for treating children with ADD.

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Learning outcome actions

  1. Prepare a blog post where you publish an annotated bibliography from two sources which must include a journal article and a book chapter from an edited collection of chapters from multiple authors.
  2. You can select your own resources guided by your research topic for this course, or if you haven't decided on your research topic yet, you can select from the following examples.


  1. Example adapted for APA citation style from How to prepare a bibliography, Concordia University