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

ENGL 1302 | Prof. 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

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

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

Evernote

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

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.

Zotero

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.

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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