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ENGL 1302: Composition & Rhetoric II (Boston): Getting Started

ENGL 1302 | Professor Kristie Boston (Spring 2021)

Assignment

With your group, develop an annotated bibliography of 15 total sources (or 5 per group member).

Sources should include the following types:

  • 1 chapter from Team Human
  • 2 reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, reviews/criticisms from the LSC Databases)
  • 6 scholarly articles from LSC Research Databases
  • 3 multimedia sources from LSC Research Databases (examples: video, podcast, image)
  • 3 popular sources related to the topic from the LSC Research Databases (examples: newspaper, periodical, another multimedia)

Each of your annotations should be ½ to ¾ page long! This means your annotated bibliography should be at least 6-7 pages total, minimum.

  • 5-10 double-space pages + Works Cited
  • at least 8 texts to analyze and compare
  • MLA style

Managing Your Research

While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:

OneDriveOneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students.

 

EvernoteEvernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.

ZoteroZotero - Zotero is a free, open access extension that runs in the Firefox and Chrome browsers that's designed to gather, download, and tag your research. Helpful tutorials.

EasyBibEasyBib - Citation generator that is free for MLA.

Accessing the Databases

Access 100+ databases organized by subject area from the Research Databases page. Also try our dynamic, sortable database list!

Student ID BadgeTo access the databases locked icon (same icon that displays by the LSC-limited access resources) from off-campus, you must provide the 14-digit library barcode.

Don't have one yet? Request a barcode number online.

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