Dr. Laurie A Ortiz, librarian in the Santiago Iglesias, son, Library of the School of Architecture, has adapted an activity from Burkhard, MacDonald & Rathemacher (2003) book-Teaching information literacy: 35 practical, standards-based exercises for college students- in which students are required develop an annoted bibliography for a research topic of their choice. Students need to locate in the UPR-RP Library System four books and four articles that are related to their a research topic and develop a brief descriptive and evaluative note of each one in regards to its content, purpose, utility, usefulness, authority, recentness and organization. Professors and Librarians can use the provided rubric to assess each student's paper. This activity is intended for students that have limited experience using online library system databases and is a great way for students of all levels to test some of their information literacy skills.
To download Dr. Ortiz's activity and rubric, click on the following link.
For other useful resources, such as a MLA or APA tutorials, or presentations about MLA or APA (link 1, link 2) style manuals, we recommend visiting the School of Architecture Library's web page (http://bibarquitecturaupr.info/).
If you would like to contact Dr. Ortiz, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.