Annotated Bibliography on Aviation

Annotated Bibliography on Aviation

Project description
What to do
Preparing for Work
1. Read and/or view all materials under UMUC Library Resources

2. Review feedback from This I Believe essay.

If you did not meet minimum proficiency on this first writing assignment you are required to register and visit the Writing Tutor and resubmit your work in Session 2, and Session 3 if necessary.
If you scored proficient You may take this opportunity to further improve your writing and score a highly proficient by registering and visiting the Writing Tutor. Resubmit your work in Session 2, and Session 3 if necessary.

Complete Assignment 2: Trends in my Profession – Part A
3. Complete Treads in My Profession annotated bibliography. Submit to your Assignment Folder in LEO by end of the session.

4. Resubmit This I Believe assignment if necessary (2nd attempt)

These short modules will help you search efficiently for credible, current sources and cite what you find using APA citation. Review each as you prepare to research trends in your profession.

UMUC Library Research Databases

Research Sources & Tools

Using the Web for Research

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

APA Citation Examples


Trends in my Profession

Part A Annotated Bibliography

Introduction: Part A

This week, the head of your company has asked you to do some research and summarize THREE noteworthy trends in your profession. The goal of this assignment is to inform upcoming discussion of the companys strategic priorities. The company head suggested that you write an annotated bibliography in the following manner:

Create a list of citations to books, articles, and documents, each followed by a 150 word description and evaluation that will inform readers of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources.

You are excited about this assignment because you realize that being able to spots trends in your industry is an important skill. It assists you on-the-job as you work to create and deliver innovative and forward-looking products and services. It assists you in career planning as you envision new directions and opportunities for yourself. Spaeder (2007), writing for Entrepreneur, offers the following on how to Spot the Latest Trends.

Steps: Part A

In this assignment, research THREE trends in your profession and create an Annotated Bibliography that contains a list of articles, books and documents that supports your research.


Employ APA Style 6ed
At the top of the annotated bibliography, identify the document as follows:
Annotated Bibliography: Title

Include at least six (6) references; a minimum of three (3) must come from the UMUC Library
Each annotation should include the following:
The purpose of the work
A summary of its content
The audience type for whom the work is written
The material’s relevance to the topic
Any special or unique features about the material
The strengths, weaknesses or biases in the material
Number the pages in the header, as APA specifies
Process Steps

Review ALL the resources contained in this module under the link: UMUC Library Resources, including the video, How to Write and Annotated Bibliography”
Identify one of the following codes for your industry:
NAICS Code locate the definition at: North American Industry Classification System ( and locate the database at NAICS Codes
SOC Code locate the definition at: Standard Occupational Classification ( and locate the database at O*NET SOC Code
Employ the UMUC Library to locate journal articles, books, and other sources that that will assist you in identifying the trends in your industrySubmit the assignment to before you submit the assignment to LEO
Ensure a mix of quality resources
Limit use of web sources to well vetted, reputable sites

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