Prepare an annotated bibliography

Prepare an annotated bibliography

NUR440 FINAL PROJECT MILESTONE 3-Annotated Bibliography
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Overview: In Milestone Two, you formulated your PICO(T) question. For Milestone Three, you will construct an annotated bibliography by using your PICO(T) to guide your research. The annotated bibliography will assist you in gathering a detailed list of resources to use in your integrative review of the literature. An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources with an accompanying paragraph that describes, explains, and/or evaluates each entry in terms of quality, authority, and relevance. The purpose of writing an annotated bibliography is to provide an overview of the research that has been published on a particular topic.

Prompt: For this milestone, you will prepare an annotated bibliography with at least six citations. An annotation concisely paraphrases the main idea and purpose of the selected resource. The annotation of a scholarly journal should identify the thesis (or research question, or hypothesis), the methods used, and its discussion or conclusions. Remember that identifying the purpose is a different task than listing the resource’s contents. To be more precise, the annotation should state why the contents are there. While constructing your annotations, be sure to include the following critical elements:

• Restate argument or thesis, methods, and conclusions (1–2 sentences)

• Evaluate/critique resource (1–2 sentences)

• Make connection to PICO(T) question (1–2 sentences)

Guidelines for Submission: Your annotated bibliography must be submitted as a 4–6 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and six sources cited in APA format. Your chosen sources must be recent (within the last five years), peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and should appear in alphabetical order.

Critical Elements

Exemplary (100%)

Proficient (85%)

Needs Improvement (55%)

Not Evident (0%)



Incorporates six or more peer-

Incorporates four or five peer-

Incorporates fewer than four


reviewed, scholarly resources

reviewed, scholarly resources

peer-reviewed, scholarly



resources (0%)


Clearly and concisely restates

Restates thesis, methods, and

Incompletely restates thesis,

Does not restate thesis,



thesis, methods, and conclusion

conclusion of each resource

methods, and conclusion of

methods, or conclusion of

of each resource




Clearly and concisely evaluates

Evaluates each resource for

Briefly or incompletely

Does not evaluate resources for



each resource in terms of


evaluates each resource for


quality, demonstrating insight


into the research process


Concisely states connection to

States connection to research

Briefly or incompletely

Does not make connection to



research question


identifies connection to

research question

research question

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.