This written assignment has several steps:
Define a question about aging that interests you. Make sure that your question includes the identification of a specific group under study (e.g. older African Americans, deaf or hard of hearing individuals) and a particular aspect of aging (for example housing, finances, volunteering, transportation).
Find 3 scholarly articles that address your question. Review Massey University’s Identifying Academic Sources if you are not sure if a source is academic.
Submit a descriptive annotated bibliography using APA style, This University of Maryland page, How to Write an Annotated Bibliography, provides you with information about the information that is necessary for a descriptive annotation.
Examples of APA format:
For a book, with one author:
Baddeley, A. D. (1999). Essentials of human memory. Hove, England: Psychology Press.
For a book with two or more authors:
Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
For a journal article:
Saywitz, K. J., Mannarion, A. P., Berliner, L., & Cohen, J. A. (2000). Treatment for sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 55, 1040-1049.
Article from an Internet journal:
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from:
Regular web page from Internet:
Chou, L., McClintock, R., Moretti, F., & Nix, D. H. (1993). Technology and education: New wine in new bottles: Choosing pasts and imagining educational futures. Retrieved August 24, 2000, from Columbia University, Institute for Learning Technologies website: http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/publications/papers/newwine1.html
You can get additional information regarding APA style and annotated bibliography from Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).