Student Services Librarian
by Melissa Browne – October 5, 2020
This guide is designed to help you identify sources for your Annotated Bibliography.
For a comprehensive listing of scholarly search tools, visit the UC Davis Library website.
See Coronavirus: Library Resources and Services for details about service changes for Fall Quarter 2020.
Consider these questions as you begin your information research:
1. Topic/Research Question: What do you already know? What do you want to investigate?
2. Sources: What types of information would inform your thinking?
|Types of Sources:||Research Tool:|
|Books & Book Chapters||Library Catalog|
|Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Articles||Databases (via Subject Guides)
– Newspapers & Current Events
– Popular Magazines
|Websites (e.g. government reports, statistics)||Commercial Search Engine(s)|
3. Search: What has been published in credible sources?
4. Analyze/Refine: Revision is part of the research (and writing) process!
Narrow the G_A_P to move from Topic to Research Question:
TOPIC: Teaching with Technology
RESEARCH QUESTION: How does using a tablet/iPad (A) impact the reading comprehension of students (P) in elementary schools (G)?
Search the Library Catalog to find books and other materials available through the UC Davis Library.
KEYWORDS (Any Field)
Examples: Arts – Study and teaching | Bullying in schools | Education bilingual – United States | Computer-assisted instruction | English language – Study and teaching – Foreign speakers [use for English Language Learners] | Multicultural education – United States | School attendance or High school dropouts | School gardens [use for gardening programs] | Autistic children – Education | Social justice – Study and teaching
This annotated bibliography includes topic overviews and citations for recommended books, articles and other scholarly sources.
TOPICS: Bilingual Education, Special Education/Inclusive Education, Digital Age Teacher/Educational Technology, Bullying/School Bullying, Linguistically Inclusive Pedagogy (English learners), Gifted Education, Homeschooling, Teacher Training/Professional Development, School Choice (Charter schools), Science Education, Differentiated Instruction (Culturally Responsive Teacher Education)
This tool includes journalistic reports on a range of political and social-policy issues. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature.
TOPICS: Bullying and Cyberbullying, Dropout Rate, Charter Schools, Bilingual Education, Homeschooling, School Discipline, Homework Debate, STEM Gender Gap, Race and Education
Check the Education Subject Guide for additional search tools for education-related research.