8. Taking Notes & Documenting Sources

Note taking is an extremely important part of the research process as it can help you effectively use the material you find and make sure you credit the sources accurately. When you find good material to be used in your paper, make sure you take notes and document the sources. You should read the material critically, think how it is related to your argument, and decide how you are going to use it in your paper. Select the material that is relevant to your argument, briefly summarize it in your own words and make note of how you will use it.

The following video will show you how to take notes and record the bibliographical information of a source.

Taking Notes & Documenting Sources (video 4:36)

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