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BIOL Course Guide: BIOL 4960 Practicum in Biology

BIOL 4960 Practicum in Biology

BIOL 4960 - Annotated Bibliography

Sample Annotated Bibliographies / Tips:

Turn it in early!! 

  • If you turn in your assignment at least two weeks before the deadline, the librarians can review it and give you a chance to correct errors in order to get as many points as possible.

Recommended Databases

Search for scholarly articles in the library's Biology and/or Health & Medicine databases. Here are the librarians' top picks:

Beware citation generators!

Use the APA (6th ed.) Style Manual to find and correct errors.

sample generated citation with punctuation errors

 

Library Assignment (Up to 50 Points):

Week
1
  • Librarian visits class
    • discusses how to make an appointment with a librarian, complete the annotated bibliography assignment, and use specialized databases to find scientific literature
Weeks
2-8 
  • One-on-one appointments with a librarian
    • Students will be required to each attend at least one library appointment
    • Appointments will be made using the online request form
      • On the form, describe your topic so you can be paired with a librarian that specializes in that area
    • Students earn 2 points toward their library assignment for attending an appointment
Week
14
  • Library assignment due
    • Students must email their annotated bibliography to refdesk@nova.edu with the subject line “BIOL 4960 Annotated Bibliography” and their full name
    • See rubric for assignment requirements and how it will be graded