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An Annotated Bibliography includes a summary, assessment & reflection of an article. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the article. Your annotated bib assignment should include a paragraph for each of the following components (use these headings). See Annotated Bib Assignment grading rubric. See OWL website for examples and samples of annotated bibliographies*.
1. Summarize: brief paragraph of the main points/topics
2. Assessment/Evaluation
a. Was this a useful resource – why or why not?
b. Is the information reliable?
c. Is this source biased or objective?
d. What is the goal of this article?
e. See OWL handout on “evaluating resources”*
3. Reflection: process of examining and interpreting experience to gain new understanding.
a. Was this article helpful to you?
b. How can you apply this information to your practice?
c. Has the information changed how you think about this topic?
*Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab
Annotated Bib Assignment: • Find a peer reviewed article (<5 years old) related to the Unit topic(s).
 Submit a 1-page Word document
 Title page not necessary; may be single-spaced; APA format for reference
NB:Find an article related to any topics on nursing staffing and scheduling or on selecting,developing and evaluating staff. Article selected must fall within any of these two topics


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