By Sept 22nd, turn in:
|1) an Annotated||An annotation is a note added as a comment or explanation. In academic assignments, faculty will tell you what they want in the annotation. This assignment says "below each reference summarize in your own words the main points of each article in 1-2 paragraphs" You are looking at these articles to outline and analyze the social factors (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, etc.) and trends underlying the criminal justice issues in the topic you choose to research.|
|2) Bibliography||A list of references or sources used. In both APA and ASA style, entries are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the author.|
|3) in APA or ASA style||APA style is the American Psychological Association style. ASA is the American Sociological Association style. The library page on citing sources has links to help you format both these styles.|
|4) of Three Journal Articles (NOT BOOK REVIEWS!!)||Students don't usually encounter scholarly, academic journals until they get to college. The library website has a variety of tools to help you locate them and limit your selections to things from these journals. They are written at an advanced level, by and for professionals. Don't be surprised if they are complex. In a 100 level class, you are just starting out and dipping a toe into the vast sea of this professional conversation. That is why this assignment emphasizes summarizing them in your own words.|
|5) On a topic from the handout.||The suggested topics for this assignment have HUGE amounts of scholarly material written about them. It would be to your benefit to consider looking for a more focused aspect of whichever topic you choose.|
Step 1: Topic Analysis
|Look at the handout.||example|
|Choose a general topic||Police training|
Consider what aspects of that topic interest you
|How police develop their internal culture of protecting each other|
Create a list of possible search terms - NOT SENTENCES! Individual words that represent your interest
|Be prepared to adjust and change the list as you start searching|
Step 2: Choose a database
Decide whether you need a:
for this assignment, the quick search box will be effective.
Step 3: Search the database effectively
Step 4: Evaluate your results and revise your search as necessary
Step 5: Retrieve the articles you choose
A Periodical is anything that is published regularly and includes newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, as well as some less well-known categories. You will be required by faculty to use articles from peer-reviewed journals in your academic work. What does that mean? How do you know that what you are finding is acceptable?
And how do you find them in the first place? The best way is to use a database designed to locate scholarly articles in your field of interest.