INEG 4913: IE Capstone Experience

Engineering and Honors College Librarian

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Jay McAllister

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About This Guide

Welcome to the INEG 4913 Course Guide. This guide is intended to help you find the proper resources to assist you with your course work assignments and research. Click the appropriate tab on the left to find what you need. If there's an source that you're unable to locate or that it is unavailable request it via interlibrary loan.

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Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources followed by a short paragraph about each source. This is often a useful step in the research process before writing a research paper. The resources located on this guide are at your disposal and act as a recommended start for finding what you need. The pages on the left will help you locate articles, patents, and standards. After each citation follows the annotation. 

The annotated bibliography is not intended to be busy work. Teams should be seeking opportunities to benefit from prior work related to their project. Prior work could include information on:

  • the industry partner organization
  • the partner organization's industry
  • best practices directly or indirectly related to the project
  • problem-solving approaches directly or indirectly related to the project

Each entry in the annotated bibliography must begin on a new page with a full citation of the source in IEEE style. Following the full citation, the entry should include:

  • the name of the team member who found the source
  • the data the source was found
  • the name(s) of the team member who created the entry in the annotated bibliography
  • a brief summary of the source, capturing its potential or actual relevance to the project
  • a brief summary (if applicable) of how the source has impacted the project

Annotated Bibliography in IEEE style

An IEEE annotated bibliography lists sources alphabetically and in numbered brackets. Be sure to follow the correct format of each source. For questions, always defer to your instructor’s guidelines when formatting annotated bibliographies.


[1] E. Nelson, "Using Six Sigma and Lean in the Library," College & Undergraduate Libraries, vol. 22, no. 3-4, pp.312-324, Oct.2015, doi: 10.1080/10691316.2015.1070701

This article mentions how strategies applied in manufacturing can be used in libraries when approaching forms or service, resources, and instruction. Libraries can benefit from process mapping to further eliminate waste and to determine what has value. Author Elizabeth Nelson is a librarian at McHenry County College. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how lean six sigma can be used in libraries to make decisions and form policies. References suggest that the research is thorough and well documented.