Organize and Write
As you do your research, it is important that you keep track of all your sources.
What do you need to record to find your sources again?
- Take a quick look at the citation style you will be using so that you know what information you will need to have when you compile your bibliography. Usually, you will need the author, title, and publication information (publisher, year of publication).
- When using GALILEO, if you find something interesting, note the database and the search you used to find the information. In some of the databases you can also email your citation to yourself.
Use one sheet of paper or one note card per book, article, or other source to which you refer.
Need help writing?
There are both books and Web sites that act as writing tutorials for just about any kind of writing. Many campuses have a writing center with staff who can assist you in writing a research paper. Just keep in mind that some professors have a specific writing process they want you to follow. Be sure any help you get doesn't contradict that process. If you're not sure, check with your professor.
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