1. View the Assessment Topic Areas media piece and select one of the health care problems or
issues in the media piece to research. Write a brief overview of the selected topic. In your
o Summarize the health care problem or issue.
o Describe your interest in the topic.
o Describe any professional experience you have with this topic.
2. Identify peer-reviewed articles relevant to health care issue or problem.
o Conduct a search for scholarly or academic peer-reviewed literature related to the topic and
describe the criteria you used to search for articles, including the names of the databases you
used. You will select four current scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles published during the past 3–5 years that relate to your topic.
o You will want to access the applicable Undergraduate Library Research Guide related to your
degree (found at the NHS Learner Success Lab) for tips to help you in your search.
o Use keywords related to the health care problem or issue you are researching to select
3. Assess the credibility and explain relevance of the information sources you find.
o Determine if the source is from an academic peer-reviewed journal.
o Determine if the publication is current.
o Determine if information in the academic peer-reviewed journal article is still relevant.
4. Analyze academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography
organizational format. Provide rationale for inclusion of each selected article. The purpose of an
annotated bibliography is to document a list of references along with key information about each
one. The detail about the reference is the annotation. Developing this annotated bibliography will
create a foundation of knowledge about the selected topic. In your annotated bibliography:
o Identify the purpose of the article.
o Summarize the information.
o Provide rationale for inclusion of each article.
o Include the conclusions and findings of the article.
o Write your annotated bibliography in a paragraph form. The annotated bibliography should be
approximately 150 words (1–3 paragraphs) in length.
o List the full reference for the source in APA format (author, date, title, publisher, et cetera) and
use APA format for the annotated bibliography.
o Make sure the references are listed in alphabetical order, are double-spaced, and use hanging
5. Summarize what you have learned from developing an annotated bibliography.
o Summarize what you learned from your research in a separate paragraph or two at the end of
o List the main points you learned from your research.
o Summarize the main contributions of the sources you chose and how they enhanced your
knowledge about the topic.
• Length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
• Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
• Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar,
punctuation, and mechanics.
• Content: Provide a title page and reference page following APA style.
• References: Use at least four scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles.