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

ENGL 1302 | Prof. Kristie Boston (Spring 2021)


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

Your process to capture sources and citations will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools:


OneDrive - 1 TB free storage for Lone Star College students.


Evernote - 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.


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.


ZoteroBib is a free citation tool that supports MLA, APA, CMOS, and thousands of others. Use this instead of the full Zotero if you just need some quick citations.

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