Note-taking slideshow for students in a mentorship this year.
Right Topic, Right Tools slideshow for mentorship students.
Slideshow for review by GS10 students on required source types, suggested resources (open access and in the library’s databases), how to distinguish scholarly studies from other sources that appear in scholarly publications, and other helpful tips.
Slideshow for review by Biology students on mindful learning, traits of effective note-taking, how learning preferences influence thinking and note-taking habits, and how self-awareness and intentional practice can strengthen learning and note-taking skills.
Are you creating an annotated bibliography for your GS10 paper or another project?
Need a few resources to support your success? Here you go! Note: The definition below and comparison with an abstract are adapted from a handout created by staff at Olin Library at Cornell University.
What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and other documents, including, if applicable, multimedia 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 quality, affiliations/bias, accuracy, and relevance of the sources cited.
How is an annotation different from an abstract?
Annotation requirements vary by course and teacher, but generally an annotation should address the following: questions_an_annotation_answers (PDF).
Scholarly, trade/professional, or popular journal – How do you tell?
Consult this checklist from Cornell University Library or this Peabody Library video:
Other evaluation resources
The ability to critique sources effectively is a core research skill. If you have questions about this or another element of the research process, stop by the library.