Tips for researching and citing

While doing research, you will read many sources and harvest ideas from many different places.

It is extremely important to keep track of where the ideas, facts and concepts you use came from.

Here are a few tips to keep you organized while researching:

  • As you do your research, keep a list of your sources.
  • Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific items, including page or web paragraph numbers.
  • Capture all the information you need to create a complete citation for each item you may use.
  • Build your reference list and create your citations as you conduct your research.