An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
For this assignment, you will choose a vulnerable population and research evidence based interventions that are applicable to disaster victims of the chosen population. You will then create an annotated bibliography based upon the following requirements:
1. You must use a minimum of five sources including at least three scholarly articles featuring evidence based interventions applicable to disaster victims of the vulnerable population that you chose.
2. The intervention may be macro, mezzo or micro level and in some cases multi- level.
3. Citations must follow APA formatting guidelines
Examples of populations that you might choose include:
Elderly (Some who are left with nothing; some whose families evacuate them from their home country and bring them to the US; how do we assist with assimilation in a disaster for our elders).
Person with physical disabilities
Victims of mass trauma
Victims of terror, political persecution, torture,
Sex trafficking (disaster areas are a target to “assist” women and children who have lost everything.)
Various immigrant groups (some will not seek assistance in fear of being deported from US)
Persons who are homeless
Persons with mental illness
Single parent families
School aged student survivors of a violent attack
1. APA formatting resource: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2. All about annotated bibliographies: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
3. Annotated Bibliography examples: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/02/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
4. 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. The second paragraph points out the project’s strengths and evaluates its methods and presentation. This particular annotation does not reflect on the source’s potential importance or usefulness for this person’s own research.
http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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