standard apa format – alphabetized H e a l t h M e d i c a l
What is an annotated bibliography?
– it summarizes an entire work with a brief description
The annotated bibliography will include a list of references (in standard APA format – alphabetized by author, hanging indent). A commentary follows each listed reference and should include five elements of critical analysis: purpose, summary of argument/evidence, conclusion, credibility, and evaluation or critical analysis.
There are FIVE elements to include in an annotated bibliography:
Main evidence/Argument Conclusion
You will be writing a combination of all elements with emphasis on the summative. Notes that the first four elements are non-evaluative; the fifth element is evaluative. I suggest that you confine your evaluation to how you anticipate using this article in answering your PICO question.
Define your PICO Components (These should be used to help establish your search strategy)
Problem: dental caries has increased in the last month
Intervention: Sodium Fluoride
Comparison: Sodium Monofluorophosphate
Outcome: prevention of progression of dental caries
Include only significant ideas and details
– Brevity (150-200 words per each reference; 2-3 paragraphs maximum)
– Conciseness (Make every word count)
– Use complete sentences (Not just phrases)
– No direct quotations. Use your own words. Do not cut and paste directly from a
– THREE references presented, listed in alphabetical order, APA 6th edition
Paragraph 1: purpose, main evidence/arguments, conclusion
Paragraph 2: credibility and critical analysis