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Research Guide - Note Taking - 5

Research Guide - Note Taking - 5

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Published by Neal Taparia
How to properly take notes and keep track of your information while researching
How to properly take notes and keep track of your information while researching

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Published by: Neal Taparia on Jun 15, 2010
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Note Taking 
How to take notes
:Use an index card for each source. Include as much of the following information aspossible of the source.
Title. Author. Publisher. Place of Publication. Volume. PageNumbers. Date Published.
 of the source later on in the research project 
Do not write down everything from the source. Instead:
Paraphrase
Quote
Summarize
You can easily create and save your bibliography as you research on EasyBib.com!
 
Note Taking 
What to put on note cards
:
Quote
: writing the author’s exact words and punctuations.Be sure to use quotation marks. (
Q
)
Notes from the source may span multiple note cards. Be sure tolabel each notecard for easy reference. Also label each note as quote, paraphrase or summary.
Paraphrasing
: use your own words to convey the essenceof the sentence(s). (
P
)
Summarizing
: writing down the main idea of the authorconcisely and using your own words. (
S
)
Write down the page number next to each note for proper citation when writing the research paper.
 
Note Taking 
Example of a source note cards
:
Migrating Thousands of Miles With Nary a Stop.
Carl Zimmer. New York Times.May 24, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/science/25migrate.html
AuthorTitle PublisherDate PublishedURL
Researchers discovered migratory birds do not stop to rest, but flycontinuously directly to their destination. (
S
)Breakthrough in technology has allowed researches to track birds usingtransmitters embedded in birds’ bellies as they migrate to the south. (pg. 2)(
P
)“Bar-tailed godwits were feasting on clams and worms as if they were notgoing to be able to eat for a very long time.” (pg. 3) (
Q
)
SummaryQuoteParaphrase

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