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Criminal Justice Research Methods: CJ 2597

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Good Annotations

A good annotation summarizes and evaluates each source. A good annotation does the following:

  • discusses the writer's background/credibility
  • summarizes the content of the source
  • describes the usefulness of the source
  • draws connections between the source content and the student's research topic
  • begins with a properly formatted citation

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Creating an Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliographies in APA Style

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