Rasmussen College Decline in Reading in America Annotated Bibliography

Rasmussen College Decline in Reading in America Annotated Bibliography

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Part I: Research Journal – Books 1. Where did you search for books? 2. What search terms did you use and how did you adjust your strategy based on results? (include number of results for each search). What, if any, keywords or phrases did you add to your search menu based on the item records or content of the books? 3. List the titles of three books that appeared to meet your research needs 4. What book did you select and why? 5. Briefly summarize the book and include a reference citation for the book you chose below. 6. Evaluate the material selected. Is the material balanced, or does it reflect a specific point of view? 7. Paraphrase a selection from the book that helps to answer one of your research questions utilizing an in-text citation. List the question(s) being addressed following the paraphrase. Part II: Research Journal – Scholarly Journal Articles 1. What database did you use to locate a scholarly journal article? 2. What search terms did you use and how did you adjust your strategy based on results? (include number of results for each search). What, if any, keywords or phrases did you add to your search menu based on the item records or content of the articles? 3. List the titles of three articles that appeared to meet your research needs. 4. Which article did you select and why? 5. Briefly summarize the article and include a reference citation for the article you chose below. 6. Evaluate the material selected. Is the material balanced, or does it reflect a specific point of view? 7. Paraphrase a selection from the article that helps to answer one of your research questions utilizing an in-text citation. List the question(s) being addressed following the paraphrase.
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For this assignment, you will use research both books and scholarly journals for your Annotated Bibliography. You will:

 

  • Locate three books that appear to be useful for your research project. From those three books, identify the book that you think is most useful for answering your research questions in the worksheet linked below. You can use either print books or electronic books.
  • Use the database Academic Search Complete. You will locate three scholarly journal articles that appear to be useful for your research project. From those three articles, you will identify the one that you think is most useful for answering your research questions.

Topic: Decline in Reading in America

Research Questions:

Can we save reading literature and books in America?

How do we get young Americans interested in books again?

Do E-books have an effect on our eyesight?

How do we increase reading proficiency for students?