Subject: Library Science
1. Topic-
Annotated Bibliography
2. Content-
Students will 1. choose a topic 2. collect sources on that topic 3. enter the sources in an online bibliographic tool (, noodletools, etc) 4. write about why each source was chose (source evaluation) 5. generate a bibliography free from spelling and capitalization errors 6. evaluate progress through self-evaluation survey
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will understand the importance of citing sources used for research
2. Students will collect sources and record bibliographic information on a topic of their choice
3. students will produce an annotated bibliography and evaluate the research process
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to broaden, narrow, and choose an appropriate topic for research.
2. Students will collect and choose appropriate, quality sources for research.
3. Students will generate an annotated bibliography with the help of an online bibliographic tool ( or Noodletools, whichever is available).
5. Materials and Aids-
Online Card Catalogs
Internet Access
Noodletools or Easybib
Annotated paragraph cheat sheet cards
Project Rubric
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will choose topic using the Topic Choose graphic organizer format (see attached)
2. Students will discuss different sources that could be used to research chosen topic.
3. Students will discuss different ways to access those sources, in "real life" and "online."

B. Development-

1. Students will create a Topic Chooser graphic organizer on individual computers as the teacher demonstrates each step, and upload the graphic organizer to Moodle after choosing a research topic.
2. Students will create Noodletools accounts and set up a new project for their Annotated Bibliography
3. Students will practice writing annotations for sources (evaluating quality, timeliness, ease of use and the author for each source)

C. Practice-

1. Students will search available OPACs (Destiny Library, Franklin County Library System, Shippensburg U., Access PA) for books about their chose topic.
2. Students will use search engines (Google, Dogpile, Ask) to find appropriate websites for research.
3. Students will use a variety of database tools (Images searches, Google video, Encyclopedia Britannica, SIRS, etc) to find 4 other sources appropriate for their research.
4. Students will record each source in Noodletools or Easybib, along with appropriate annotations.
*Note: These activities will be completed with the help of the librarian and classmates, as needed)

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students may have to print source information and have the information "chunked" in order to accurately enter data into Noodletools
2. Students may need extra time to work.
3. Students may need a list of "approved" website from which to choose online resources.

Checking for understanding-

1. Can students find a book in Destiny Library or another OPAC?
2. Can students accurately enter data into bibliographic collection tools?
3. Can students explain (verbally or through written narrative) why some sources are more appropriate or useful for research than others?


1. Students print and turn in Annotated Bibliography.
2. Students complete self-evaluation survey of their accomplishments during this assignment.

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