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A bibliography is a list of references that writers may use in their research paper. An annotated bibliography includes a short (3–4 sentences) paragraph summarizing the text and the writer’s understanding of the content. This is extremely valuable because it saves the writer time when deciding which sources to include in the research paper. Once the research paper has been completed, the list of references the writer has used in the research paper appears on a page following the last page of the research essay, called the References page (this will be discussed further in later units).
Write an annotated bibliography according to the following:
Identify 3 resources that you might use for your essay, based on the topic you have selected.
Format references for each resource. Use APA style.
Write 3–5 descriptive sentences for each resource (describe each resource and its importance to the essay).
Submit your description of these 3 resources to the Discussion Board for your peers to review.
Use the following as an example:
Davidson, J. (2016, October 17). Will decriminalization solve the drug scourge? The Washington Post. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-40144446.html?refid=easy_hf Davidson (2016) discusses “a major push to change the way federal, state and local governments deal with drug enforcement and abuse” by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Using real-life examples, he discusses the inequity in sentences for first-time, small-scale drug offenders, who are often incarcerated with murderers and other violent offenders. The information provided herein regarding drug sentencing by normal courts will contrast the drug court sentences discussed in my other sources.The topic being written about is the effects of social media on mental health. I am taking the stance that it can be harmful to ones mental health.
Here is the start of my paper with two references I have found already.
The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health
Social media has become a well-known accessory to many individuals who are all in different walks of life. On these social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or LinkedIn), individuals can share, create, or exchange digital content including messages, photos, and videos (Social Media and Mental Health, n.d.). Social media has made it possible to stay in touch with other people from almost anywhere and at any time. Now the real question is, does social media affect mental health? Social media can and will affect many individuals and their state of mental health. Individuals often show unrealistic or altered images of themselves and their lives on social media. They may only share the fun and exciting parts of their lives and never mention any of their struggles. Or they may digitally edit photos to hide things they perceive as flaws. When an individual consistently is seeing these idealized depictions, it may lead to a feeling of competitiveness and/or unhappiness when comparing ourselves to these images that may not be realistic.
Patrikakou, E. N. (2016). Parent involvement, technology, and media: Now what? School Community Journal, 26(2), 9–24.
Social Media and Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (n.d.), Www.nami.org, www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults/Teens/Social-Media-and-Mental-Health. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.