IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Keep Good Research NotesTaking Research Notes

How valuable is your time?

You work for hours and hours, sorting through databases, following one idea after another. You find information that's good and some that's not-so-good.

A week later you come back to your project. Where did you find the good stuff? What database were you using? What words did you put in? What was that great book the librarian showed you?

Keeping research notes will save you time.

Repeat: Keeping research notes will save you time!

Learning Outcomes

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify the kinds of information that should be recorded.
  • Identify a variety of techniques for keeping track of research.

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updated: 17/3/09