Below is the actual instructions..
Working Bibliography Purpose
Your working bibliography for your Research Proposal will accomplish three learning goals:
Demonstrate your uses of the research methods and strategies presented in this module.
Help me help you strengthen your research methods and strategies.
Ensure that you have a strong foundation for your research and writing in this course and others.
Working Bibliography Form and Content
As the sample Research Proposals in the module (see Assignment 1 Required Writing page) show, your working bibliography should include the following:
Motivating emoployees and the effects of discplinary actions in the workplace
Bibliographic citations for 15-20 sources, cited in as close to APA Style as possible for now, and arranged in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. (We will continue to work on APA citations throughout the course. Use the “Cite” feature in EBSCO databases and often provided in other web sources to get you started.)
Articles representing scholarly/academic, trade/professional, and news/popular periodicals and web resources. Specifically:
Five scholarly/academic journal articles (These often have the word “Journal” or “Review” in the title, though not always; exceptions are The Lancet and Nature. These also have abstracts.)
At least one source found using the “dot-gov” search strategy in Google (These might be reports, newsletters, or webpages produced by state and federal government agencies and departments; for example, CDC, FBI, DHHS, departments of Education, Housing, Homeland Security, Defense, etc.)
At least one source published for members of particular professions, industries, or organizations on topics of interest to that specific group (e.g., American Cancer Society, Feed America, National Geographic, Human Rights Watch, World Wildlife Fund, ASPCA, APA, etc.)
One or more articles from specialized magazines available online (e.g., Atlantic.com, Forbes.com, Scientific American, Psychology Today, MedPage Today, etc.)
Several articles from news sources (print or broadcast) available online (e.g., The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, NPR.org, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc.)
At least one source published by a non-profit research organizations (e.g., Pew Research Center, Brookings Institute, CQ Researcher, etc.)
Keep in mind that sources #2-6 often report on academic research, which means you can use them to identify key authors/researchers as well as search terms to improve your search process. (This is what it means to “read laterally”–an approach you will learn about for Assignment 2.) Because they are written for non-specialists, these sources can also help you understand complex ideas. See, for example, Josh Fischmann’s “Why Lies Often Stick Better Than Truth” and Chris Mooney’s “The Surprising Brain Differences of Democrats and Republicans” on the All Information Is Biased: Supplemental Resources page of this module.)