Write up an annotated bibliography on my oil & gas thesis paper. see sample annotated bibliography, formatted following APA guidelines.
This bibliography contains the following two components:
• References (sources)
• Brief written evaluation (summary) of each source
Note: Your annotated bibliography must be properly formatted using APA guidelines.
Your annotated bibliography must contain the following items:
1. A completed thesis statement, which connects or aligns with your selected references (sources).
2. A short paragraph that evaluates/summarizes each of your references. When evaluating and selecting your references, consider the following questions:
o Are the author’s sources credible for your topic?
o Is the information in the article useful? Why or why not?
o How are you going to use the information in the article to increase the effectiveness of your paper?
HINT: Be specific in how you plan to use the information and what information you plan to use.
Sample APA Annotation
Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
In this book of nonfiction based on the journalist’s experiential research, Ehrenreich attempts to ascertain whether it is currently possible for an individual to live on a minimum-wage in America. Taking jobs as a waitress, a maid in a cleaning service, and a Walmart sales employee, the author summarizes and reflects on her work, her relationships with fellow workers, and her financial struggles in each situation.
An experienced journalist, Ehrenreich is aware of the limitations of her experiment and the ethical implications of her experiential research tactics and reflects on these issues in the text. The author is forthcoming about her methods and supplements her experiences with scholarly research on her places of employment, the economy, and the rising cost of living in America. Ehrenreich’s project is timely, descriptive, and well-researched.
The annotation above both summarizes and assesses the book in the citation. The first paragraph provides a brief summary of the author’s project in the book, covering the main points of the work.