How do you keep track of research notes?
The low-tech way to keep track of your research sources is to use 3×5 or 4×6 index cards. Use one card per source consulted. Note the source’s bibliographic information on the top of the card so you’ll have the information ready when you need to cite the source in your bibliography
How do you write a reference list for a bibliography?
- Year of publication (in round brackets).
- Title (in italics).
- Edition (only include the edition number if it is not the first edition).
- Place of publication: publisher.
- Series and volume number (where relevant).
How do we credit your sources in academic writing?
To refer to a source, you may quote or paraphrase the original text:
- To quote a source, copy a short piece of text word for word and put it inside quotation marks.
- To paraphrase a source, put the text into your own words. It’s important that the paraphrase is not too close to the original wording.
How do you keep track of sources?
Track Useful Sources as You Find Them
- Send an article’s citation information to your account with a citation management tool like EndNote.
- Download and save or print articles as you find them.
- Most databases have ways to send a list of articles to your email.
- Write down information about your sources as you find them.
What is the difference between a reference and a bibliography?
A reference list is the detailed list of references that are cited in your work. A bibliography is a detailed list of references cited in your work, plus the background readings or other material that you may have read, but not actually cited.
How do you organize a research report?
- Establish your topic.
- Look for sources of information.
- Read your sources and take notes.
- Organize your ideas.
- Write a first draft.
- Use footnotes or endnotes to document sources.
- Write a bibliography.
- Revise the first draft.