• Annotated Bibliography Project on CAREERS

    First of all, here is a quick look at WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    SCC Guide to Annotated Bibliographies

    Here are two sample entries and a MLA format graphic


    It is a good idea to formulate a thesis, or main idea, to guide your research.

    For this assignment use a general thesis such as:
    "When planning a field of study for a career, one must consider related interests and talent, prior educational knowledge, predicted earnings/wages, and the likelihood of being hired in the current workforce."

    Begin your research (and be sure to use MLA citations for each source):

    Start with these three sources:

    2. Encyclopedia Britannica 

    3. Occupational Outlook Handbook

    After these three, you will research to find other reliable sources. 

    You must have a total of at least 5 resources.

    How to do citations for  your Annotated Bibliography?

    Use Citation Machine!  Here is the link for citing a website. (you can also use the citations provided in scdiscus)

    How to locate credible sources?? use scdiscus.org, websites ending in .edu, and reference books with current copyright dates.

     (Make sure you get the free bookmark from your teacher or librarian with the home access username & password!)

    Inside scdiscus, there is a very helpful database called Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. This will be your first source.

    Check out the "Career Assessment" to see which particular career cluster aligns with your interests.

    When doing research, it is a great idea to check a general reference source.  The second source for your ABib will be Britannica School Encyclopedia available through scdiscus. Search for your topic and you will get information in both print and media formats.

    **hint** - choose search terms carefully (ex. if you type "banker" and get a lot of biographical articles, try "banker + career" instead.

    Your third source is The Occupational Outlook Handbook available: OOH  This is a great source for finding current salaries and career clusters.