Finding Sources and Annotated Bibliography Fish Bowls

Submitted by Aisha Conner-Gaten on April 25th, 2017
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Short Description: 

A two part instruction session that uses the "fish bowl" method, or students as instructors, to find scholarly sources and complete an annotated bibliography citation.

Introduction Slide for Projector and Whiteboard signsDownloaded 983 times63.81 KB
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Fishbowl Activity Task 2 Worksheet Downloaded 975 times124.57 KB
Learning Outcomes: 

In this session, students will: - find scholarly sources using the library catalog or discovery service -create a citation using a citation style -learn the parts of an annotated bibliography -create an annotated citation

Women's Studies

Individual or Group:

Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

This instruction session was created to support a Women and Gender Studies assignment that includes a 5-6 page paper on a topic related to race, sex, and gender and two annotated bibliographic citations of 100 words or less.

Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

If students do not yet have topics, construct at least 3 examples for use.

Suggested Citation: 
Conner-Gaten, Aisha. "Finding Sources and Annotated Bibliography Fish Bowls." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2017.


Thank you, Aisha, for sharing this assignment! I adapted and used it today, and it worked really well for a class of 9 students who were working on a 7-10 page research paper.