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ENGL 1302: Composition & Rhetoric II (Nusbaum): Writing & Citing

ENGL 1302 | Prof. J. Nusbaum (Spring 2022)

Writing & Reading Hotspot

The Writing & Reading Hotspot is available for in-person walk-ins.

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Tools to Manage Your Research

Keeping track of information you're getting from which source is important when you do research. You may want to try one of the following tools to manage your notes as you progress through your research. These also have the added benefit that your research will be accessible to you wherever you have network access - no forgotten flash drives or laptops.


Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library.


​Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.


Though not as purely dedicated to academic research, Evernote lets you clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times.


Similar to Evernote, OneNote lets you arrange content into virtual notebooks containing files, notes, and web clippings. (As a Lone Star student, you're entitled to free Office 365 and 1 TB cloud storage.)

Google Drive Google Drive
Google Drive offers cloud-based versions of document & presentation editors that can be shared between accounts. Multiple users can edit a document at the same time, and changes (as well as the revision history) are automatically synced. PDFs or other documents can also be uploaded.