WRT 204 (Cooke)

A resource for the Digital Research Web Project

Your Librarian

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Amy Pajewski
FHG 211

Keeping track of sources

  1. Use the Literature Matrix tool to collaborate with your teammates and collect sources
  2. To save your own copy, click the link above > click File > "make a copy."
  3. Share your literature matrix with your teammates & start taking notes! 

Making annotations

Parts of an annotation

  1. MLA citation
  2. Summary of the source: Explain the main points of the work briefly. Your summary should be original to you -- don't just copy/paste the publisher summary of a book or the abstract from a scholarly article.
  3. Evaluation and/or commentary: 
    1. Authority: is the author [or publisher] qualified and/or has expertise in the content area? what's their background (in relation to the topic)? 
    2. Relevance: how valuable, effective, or useful was this source in your research? 
    3. Context: who is the intended audience of this source? what is the purpose of it? does there seem to be any bias? are there gaps in coverage?
  4. Explanation on how you intend to use the source.

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