Week 4 assignment – Instructions
Learn to search for a reliable web source specific to your topic
Learn to cite web source in APA style
Learn to evaluate web source
Continue the final project (Week 4 – web source)
Follow directions to ensure good grade:
Find a reliable web source specific to your topic
Can not be a general or reference website
Can not be a Database of articles online
Website evaluation should include a general background about the site’s publisher (mention academic affiliations if any exist)
Download the graded document from week 3 (go to ‘my grades’, click on your grade for week 3 assignment, click again to find the graded assignment – the file name contains the word GRADED)
Revise according to my feedback if needs revising; delete ALL my comments and feedback information.
Add citation for the web site in APA style to the
annotated bibliography section
Write annotation: Make sure to cover ALL relevant CARCAR points (only one paragraph 75 – 100 words). Use the Step-by-Step Guide to annotation handout to construct a well rounded annotation (attached, please DO NOT submit with the assignment, this is just a helpful tool)
Arrange ALLsources in Alphabetical order
Add oneparagraph to Essay Part 2 on your search experience for web source. It should include key words, search expressions, ways you limited the search, and strategies used to find the source.
Rename file: week4_yourlastname.doc (dox) (Example: week4_helfman.doc)
Submit document here after completion.
Use MS Word only, if you don’t own a copy use the library’s computers for this and all other MS Word related assignments.
Sources should be specific to the topic.
Source should be reliable
Annotations should cover website background and Currency Authority Relevancy Commercialism Accuracy and Research/reference (check the CARCAR handout in handout folder)
Annotations contain 75-100 words each
APA style annotations (use left indent as needed and format in double line spacing – watch relevant presentations, you can also consult YouTube on how to format APA citation in MS Word)
The essay contains additional paragraph with detailed search experience for a web source
Format of the paper in general (in APA format and without my former feedback)
Proper file name and use of MS Word
Format in double line spacing, use left indent and follow other APA rules.
Consult The Owl at Purdue for the rules at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/
SEE sample annotation for a web source below. Note the use of left indent.
As always, if you need help let me know. The reference librarian will be happy to help as well.
Branch, T. (2012). The Civil Right Movement.Retrieved from http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/civil-rights-movement/essays/civil-rights-movement
The author, Taylor Branch, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, uses his professional knowledge and resources from library of congress and his own publications to examine the lifecycle of the Civil Right Movement. This source is useful for my need since my focus is on the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the movement. The publisher of the source is the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a non-profit public charity, with no commercial use. This article does not have a reference list, but contains an introduction of the author. The source targets college students and historians.