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Taryn White
3/22 Discussion
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:58am
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My final topic for the Annotated Bibliography is disabilities (specifically Autism) and vaccinations. I have chosen this topic because I have heard it mentioned a lot this school year. It was a common topic in many of my Special Education classes and it came up a few times in my Biology class. Before coming to college I had heard on the news a little bit about more studies being done. I also picked this topic because things like this are very interesting to me. I would like to know more about how such a complex disorder can be caused instead of someone just being born that way.

I have found that there is a lot of information on this topic. Not only generally but a lot of recent information. The most relevant sources have been scholarly and newspaper articles. I like to read the newspaper articles because I can understand them more because they are written in pretty much everyday language. The only downside to the newspaper articles is they do not provide me with as much unique information, statistics, and things of that nature like the scholarly article do.
Majority of my sources have been coming from the Joyner databases. At first I was uncomfortable using them but after using them in 1100 and for our first assignment it is becoming more second nature than before. The meeting with the librarian helped a lot too. I am glad she showed us how to narrow the search to fit more in the constraints of what we are looking for. I have found about three of my sources on the Internet but I do not know how reliable they are. So far I have been using them as a reference for more keywords and ideas to look up on the database.

I do not have any questions right now. I am concerned about getting a better grade than my last assignment. I was not completely satisfied with grade I received so I am trying harder on this one. I have only done one other Annotated Bibliography so this assignment is not one that I am very familiar with.

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