Social Welfare Issue Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive, critical and evaluative paragraph, the annotation, which provides your view of the relevance and importance of the source to the policy. Students will write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book, article or documentary. You will need a minimum of 10 resources, with a minimum of 4 scholarly articles from recognized research journals, and no more than 2 documentaries or films. Sources should be no older than 7 years. It would be wise to have at least the relevant, state or federal laws; state or national statistics; or government documents as this bibliography will be used for your final assignment. Sources such as Wikipedia,, etc. are not appropriate for this assignment.

Include one or more sentences that discusses or presents:

  1. The authority or background of the author

  2. Intended audience and level of reading difficulty

  3. Purpose

  4. Bias or standpoint of the author

  5. Theoretical Framework/political stance/ School of thought

  6. Findings, results, arguments and conclusions

  7. Compare or contrast this work with another you have cited

  8. Explain how this work illuminates or is relevant to your policy

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