Military leadership challenges for the 21st century

  • Develop five sources into an annotated bibliography for the final paper (CO5)

In Module 1, you proposed your final paper topic choosing from five overarching areas.  After receiving some feedback from your instructor on your topic, your next step is to go to the Excelsior Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and develop an annotated bibliography.   You compiled five sources in Module 2.  In this module, you will choose the next five sources for your annotated bibliography.  

Annotated bibliographies are a critical part of the research process. The bibliography is a list of all the articles, books, chapters, or other documents you have read during the research portion of your project. They are arranged in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name. The annotations are brief descriptions and evaluations of the individual articles, books, chapters, or documents that you read. Each annotation should not be more than 150 words, or approximately one paragraph. An annotated bibliography requires you to summarize complex articles in a few succinct lines. As such, annotated bibliographies provide readers with a clear sense of your sources and the necessary information to decide whether or not they want to explore your sources on their own. Do not just cut and paste the abstract; the paragraph YOU write in the annotated bibliography should show HOW this source relates to the topic you selected and builds the argument required by your topic selection as indicated in your discussion posting.

Ensure your paper is free of grammatical errors. Use APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for all writing assignments.  These links will assist you with this assignment:

  • EC Library: Annotated Bibliography What is it? How do you create one? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Kimbel Library: What is an Annotated Bibliography? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video File, 02:23 mins]
  • By citing sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., you will avoid plagiarism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and give credit to the originator of an idea.
  • Writing a research paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

You can also consult the EC Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  for additional resources on how to organize and write a paper of this length.  Additionally, I recommend Smarthinking, a free tutorial service available to you from your student toolbar.  In addition, the library has a Military Leadership research guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that is helpful.


  1. Research your topic at the Excelsior Library. Do not use Wikipedia as a resource.
  2. Find five scholarly articles that pertain to your final project topic.
  3. Write a short paragraph that summarizes what each article is about, as described in the readings on annotated bibliographies.
  4. Include a title page.
  5. Use APA citation when building your abstract, as per the annotated bibliography readings.
  6. Use 12-point font.

Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer.  For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Submit Assignment” in the upper right corner. Click on “Browse,” browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to the Browse button. Enter your comments, if any, in the Comments area. Click on “Submit Assignment.”

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