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ENGL 2311: Technical Communication (Boston): Getting Started

ENGL 2311 | Prof. Kristie Boston (Summer 2022)

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You will be creating an annotated bibliography of at least 15 sources in APA format from your research. This annotated bibliography will not only organize your research and create your references list, it will also analyze and assess the sources you have found in your research for perspective, credibility, and relevance. For this assignment, each annotation should include a minimum of three developed paragraphs in addition to the full APA citation. You should include the following types of sources:

5 Primary Sources

6 Scholarly Sources

4 Credible, Popular Sources

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.