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

Spring 2020 | ENGL 1302 | Professor Boston

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To begin your Annotated Bibliography, select three (3) of the readings from TSIS Ch. 19 to include in your Annotated Bibliography. Then you will need to select 12 additional credible sources (certain kinds of each, see below) from the Lone Star College Research Databases. (That's 15 total sources!)

Sources should include the following types:

3 articles from They Say, I Say6 scholarly articles from the library databases2 multimedia sources from the databases2 popular sources from the databases2 reference articles from the databases

  • 3 articles from TSIS Chapter 19
  • 6 Scholarly articles from LSC Research Databases
  • 2 Multimedia source from LSC Research Databases (examples: video, podcast, image)
  • 2 popular sources related to the topic from the LSC Research Databases (examples: newspaper, periodical, another multimedia)
  • 2 reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, reviews/criticisms)

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.

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.