Annotated Bibliography & Literature Review
On this page...
you can learn to make an annotated bibliography
you can see a number of examples from a range of subjects
you can understand why having an annotated bibliography saves you time later
you will find out that ALL EE's need a literature review
you are given a template to organize your learning
you are given some quotes from the IB EE guide about literature reviews
Many students assume because they have read a source they should use it but in reality your task as an EE student is to be selective. An annotated bibliography will allow students to put their filters on and improve their evaluative decision-making.
helps the researcher remain organized
helps the researcher compare and contrast sources
helps the researcher make the final bibliography with just a few clicks
helps the researcher send positive signals to their supervisor, eg in the interim meeting
ALL EE's have Secondary Sources (some have Literature Reviews)
The Blind Men and the Elephant
The importance of studying the whole picture, cross referencing, and having an open yet critical mind. This famous metaphor helps students grasp the importance of thorough research and the usefulness of a complete literature review.