Literature Search and Annotated Bibliography


Welcome to this WebQuest: Literature Search and Annotated Bibliography 2018

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For part of your test grade you will be working  in this WebQuest.

The Objective of this practice is to help your improve the  abilites learnt throughtout unit 2 and to give you an opportunity  to carry out a literature search ina an efective and easy manner.

A WebQuest is  made up of different steps that lets us create a final product that will be sent electronically.

The First step is the Task: here you will find instructions to be followed in order to finish the final product.

The Second step : Process , here you will find the 'How?'  of the Task.

The Third step: Evaluation , you will find how to evaluate your final product. 

The Conclusion is the closing of the activity.

If you have further doubts or questions about what a WebQuest is, you can find further information by clicking in this link:




Your Task at the end of the WebQuest will be a worksheet in in Word format which will be uploaded to the platform under Assignments: WebQuest.

The name of the file will be as follows: WebQuest Task_ your name

The first step is to download the  Worksheet  and save it to your computer so you can edit it. This worksheet is made up of different activities that will be completed as you carry out your literature search. 


Your task is to complete the worksheet following the instructions in the WebQuest and Worksheet. You will in the process learn how to structure an annotated bibliography.

The final product will be the uploading of the Completed Worksheet and the self-evaluation at the end of it.


The Process

During the sessions in Unit 2 , we saw the different phases of literature research and we had the opportunity to search the web and carry out some searches.

During this session we will conyinue to work on the phases of Literature search.

Start by downloading the Worksheet and saving it to your computer. Once saved save it as WebQuest_your name. Now we are ready to start.

Phase I

Let's rememeber that Phase I is Deciding the Topic of Research. Now that you are certain of your topic, we move on to the next phase.

Phase II

Stating a Research Question 

During this phase the objective is to narrow your topic as much as possible.

1. In order to carry out this search you first need to state a general question. In your Worksheet complete the first activity in this phase.


2. Once you have your question do activity 2 , phase II.  you can find more information on the topic HERE


3. To complete activity 3 you can use the following links

Google translate




4. Use the following link to complete activity 4 and 5



5. It is important to understand the relationship between keywords and to know the order or heriarchy that they hold . The following activity will help you develop this understanding. Using a concept map program you will create your own concept map showing the relationships that the terms or keywords hold, you may include synonyms, translated words, etc.  The objective is to show  your keywords in a clear way and their relationship.

you can use the following programs:




Phase III

In this Phase you will construct your search  starategy or your search phrase

You now have your keywords and you will use them for your search.


6. We learnt in the last phase about the actual search, now we will use what we have learnt to carry out a search in: PubMed and use or search phrase with MeSH.  Paste your search in activity 7


7. Now carry out the search in PubMed and answer activity 8 and 9.


Phase IV

In this phase we will choose the resources to use for our search

8. HERE you can find a list of Databases and more, your task for this activity is to search in an effective and efficient manner the information you need. Complete activity 10.


9.  It is important to remember that our focus in the search of the problem is from the global point  to the local, therefore you must search in this manner to complete activity 11.


Phase V

We are in the last phase that dels with refining the search

10. Here you will find examples of Boolean operators to use in your search and complete activity 12.


11. In order to refine our search we must set a time lapse limit, now search for the last two years and complete activity 13.


12. Now, you need to analyze the information to see how useful it will be. Look for 5 articles that you consider relevant for your project from two different sites. the details for analysis are in the worksheet activity 14.


13. As a final step read the following sites: Annotated Bibliography, Annotated Bib, Annotated in APA. Now that you know how to do an annotated bibliography. Complete activity 15.


the end



Take a few minutes to evaluate  your performance during the WebQuest. Read each of the indicators and decide the score for each of them.











Ability to identify keywords for research

No ability

I managed to identify one key word

I managed to identify 2 or more keywords

I managed to identify all relevant keywords

Ability to create a mind map


I can’t

I can create a small part of a map

I can create more than half the map

I can create the whole map with all the concepts

Ability to search for information


I can’t search

I can carry out superficial searches with no relevant information

I can manage a search with some challenges, but I get relevant information

I can manage efficient and relevant searches

Ability to do an annotated bibliography

I can’t

I am able to do one article with difficulty referencing

I am able to complete the bibliography with some mistakes in referencing

I am able to complete the bibliography with good referencing

Finishing the task

I did not finish

I completed about 25% of the task

I competed more than 50% of the task

I completed all the activities in the task

Now  type in your score in the Self-evaluation part of the worksheet.




There are two Types of Searches



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