Annotations are used in order to add notes or more information about a topic. They can be used in a variety of ways and in a diverse amount of disciplines.
- It is common to see notes to explain content listed on a page or at the end of a publication. These notes can be added by the reader or printed by the author or publisher.
- Another common use of annotations is in an annotated bibliography which details the information about sources used to back up research. Annotated bibliographies should include summary information about the source, the value of the source, and an evaluation of the reliability.
Annotations in Content
- A student noting important ideas from the content by highlighting or underlining content in their textbook
- A student noting examples in the margins of a textbook
- A reader noting content to be revisited at a later time
- A Bible reader noting sources in their Bible of related Bible versus
Author or Publisher Annotations
- Pronunciation explanations
- Notes made by a realtor on a housing listing
- Notes from the coroner on an autopsy report
- Notes in a law book showing related court cases
Annotations in an Annotated Bibliography
Title of Annotated Bibliography: Anxiety Disorders – An Annotated Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography #1
Anxiety Disorder. (2013). NIMH Website. Retrieved from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml?wvsessionid=wv650bd43245ce405884dd789794894544
This is a comprehensive listing of anxiety related disorders with descriptions of each disorder and narratives from those who have coped with the symptoms. The site also discusses how sufferers can get help and what resources are available. There is also information about research that is currently underway to help with these disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health is a renowned organization committed to the education of individuals on mental health issues as well as research and dissemination of information pertaining to all aspect of mental health. This site is a useful tool to understand anxiety disorders and how they affect those suffering from them.
Annotated Bibliography #2
Dimeff, Linda, Koerner, Kelly, Linehand, Marsha. Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications across Disorders and Settings. New York: Guilford Press. 2007. Print.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, initially created as a means of treatment for those with bipolar disorder who showed suicidal tendencies, is now a more generalized method of treatment, established as effective for many psychological disorders. This book outlines the method and its increased usage.
Guilford Press is a publisher of many reputable books, both scholarly and in the self-help genre, that relate to psychology and psychiatry. The authors are highly knowledgeable in their field of practice making the source highly reliable.
Annotated Bibliography #3
Magnitude of placebo response and drug–placebo differences across psychiatric disorders. (2004). Psychological Medicine. Retrieved from: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=298944
This article discusses the usage and effectiveness of various drugs in treatment for myriad psychiatric disorders, including anxiety. Six different disorders were studies and a placebo method was used to help to test the effectiveness.
Published by Cambridge Press, a respected and renowned publication, this scholarly article is highly informational and the data can be considered very reliable.
Annotated Bibliography #4
Self Help Publications. (2013). Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Retrieved from: http://www.adaa.org/finding-help/self-help-publications
This site is a useful tool to find resources to help those dealing with anxiety related issues, no matter what the disorder. It is also useful for various age ranges, giving information for adults as well as how to help teens or young children. Furthermore, the list offers some informational texts that would be helpful to those whose family members, friends, or other loved ones are trying to cope with anxiety related disorders.
Composed by a reputable organization, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, this list is a useful means of locating print resources to learn more about anxiety and how to help oneself, or others. Some treatment methods are discussed in detail in some publications, as well, helping researchers and others to better understand some of the specifics of treatment options.
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