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1 Bibliography Cards Note Cards
The Research PaperBibliography CardsNote Cards
2 BIBLIOGRAPHY VS. NOTE CARDS
Bibliography Cards =Working Bibliography = all sources CONSULTED for use in research paperAnnotated Bibliography = bibliography cards include annotation or comments which answer 4 questionsWhat it the main subject of the source?Who is the main audience of the source?Give a brief summary of the information.Point out special features of the source. (i.e. photos, data, links to related sources)Note Cards = notes from the sources that you use in your researchWhy is this important?How will you use this information (or think you will use it?)How does this information relate to what you already know? Is it just a repeat of something else?)
3 Bibliography CardsElectronic cards will be made in Microsoft PowerPointKeep information about your sourcesVERY IMPORTANT!!!You will need a minimum of 10 sources for your working bibliographyYour working bibliography is to be mostly done before you begin writing your paper.
4 BIBLIOGRAPHY CARDS
5 Info on a bibliography card
Each source gets their own cardLabel each with a letter of the alphabetAThe letter should go in the upper right corner of the card
6 INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CITATION
This information is to be listed for all sources whether needed in final citation or not. If not applicable, put N/A.AuthorTitleEditor, translator, and/or edition numberPublisher, city of publication, year of publicationIssue numberVolumePage numbersCall number of book or URLSearch terms used to find sourceDate foundA
7 This is called MLA formatting
Then you will put the information about the source on the card in the correct order based on:This is called MLA formattingASmith, John. The life of J.D. Salinger. New York: Paradise Publishing, 2006.Info goes in a very certain order… This VERY important later!!! DO IT RIGHT!
8 A Write a brief summary of what is in the source.
This helps you remember what the book is about.Answer the questions about what the purpose of this source is.What is the main subject of the source?Who is the main audience of the source?Give a brief summary of the information.List special features of the source.ASmith, John. The life of J.D. Salinger. New York: Paradise Publishing, 2006.This source creates a continuum of my author’s life from teen years to adulthood. It is written for children. The author did many things from age This source has photos of the author.
9 This helps you remember where to find the book again if you need to.
Lastly, you need to write where you got the source (unless it is a website)This helps you remember where to find the book again if you need to.ASmith, John. The life of J.D. Salinger. New York: Paradise Publishing, 2006.Talks about Salinger’s early life before he became famousIUPUI library
10 SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
This would be on the back of index cards in traditional research methodsThe purpose of this is for you to assess the usefulness of the source and to reflect on its appropriatenessASSESSMENT:Is this a useful source? How does it compare w/ other sources? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or is it objective?REFLECTION:Is this source helpful? How does it help shape your argument or topic? How can you use this source in your paper? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
11 SOURCE LETTERCITATION – use MLA Format – seeANNOTATIONS/NOTES ABOUT SOURCESOURCE LOCATION
12 Note Cards Electronic cards will be made in Microsoft PowerPoint
Write down the information FROM the source– facts to include in your paperYou will eventually have note cards for the paper.Use the formula of at least 4 notecards per concept as a guide.
13 Differentiate between summarizing, paraphrasing and copying directly from the source & document appropriatelySome researchers will put summarized text in one color or font, paraphrased information in another color or font, and copied information in a 3rd color or fontTHE ONLY WAY TO AVOID PLAGIARISM IS TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE!
14 NOTESWrite a VERY brief summary of what is in the source. This helps you remember what the book is about. IDEAS: Why is this important? How will you use this information (or think you will use it?) How does this information relate to what you already know? Is it just a repeat of something else?)ASmith, John. The life of J.D. Salinger. New York: Paradise Publishing, 2006.This source creates a continuum of my author’s life from teen years to adulthood. It is written for children. The author did many things from age This source has photos of the author.
15 Notecards will also include the source letter that you have given the original source
You will record page numbers on the note cardsYou will give the note card a subject line to help with organizationYou will put your MLA citation on the notecard
16 Sample note card A Family
Letter of the source cardTopicAFamilyHis mother was a journalist for the New England JournalHis father was an accountantHe had five brothersPg 52Page numberVERY IMPORTANT!!!information
17 CITATION – use MLA Format – see www.easybib.com
SOURCE NUMBERSUBJECT OF CARDNOTES:Use a summary or a paraphraseUse a direct quotation/passage from the source – record who said it, who that person is, when he/she said it and why & the page number in the sourceIDEAS:Why is this important?How will you use this information (or think you will use it?)How does this information relate to what you already know? Is it just a repeat of something else?)CARD NUMBERPAGE NUMBER
- Taking notes is a key part of the research process because it helps you learn, and allows you to see your information in a useful visual way.
Once you’ve gotten a group of high-class sources, the next thing to do is go through them in detail. When reading through your sources, it’s important to be taking notes. Not only does the note-taking process help you learn the information, the notes themselves are an important visual aid in your paper-writing process.
There are as many ways to take notes as there are people. Everyone has a slightly different method. Some prefer to type notes on a computer, some choose to use notecards, and others like a good ‘ol pen and paper. The specific tool you use to take your notes isn’t as important as the notes themselves. Choose the method that’s the most comfortable for you.
Here are the things that all good notes systems will allow you to have:
- Information about the source so you can find it again – You’ll want to write down the author, title, date published, publisher, and URL (if it’s a website).
- A way to group notes – You’ll want to be able to organize your notes in a visual way so you can arrange them in an order that makes sense.
- Spaces for you to write down quotes (direct text straight from the source), comments (your thoughts and questions), and paraphrasing (information from the text in your own words).
When taking notes, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Skim your entire source before you read it in detail. Skimming will help you understand how the document is laid out and what the main ideas are.
- Search for the subject headings in the material you’re reading and write them in your notes. They’ll help you find relevant information faster, and they’ll provide you with reference points when you review your notes later.
- Write down every fact or note that may be of use to you in your paper. Don’t write down things you already know or would never include in your finished work.
- Break down the text into small groups of paragraphs. Read each group one-by-one, taking notes between groups. Breaking up the text into smaller, bite-sized pieces will help you process the information.
- Don’t write down information from the text word-for-word. This takes too much time and prevents you from using your higher brain functions to filter out and process important information.
- If a source is too dense or has too many dates, don’t feel like you need to write every bit of information down. Make a note of where the dense parts are and move on.
In the following sections, we’ll cover some specific note-taking tools. Remember to choose the one that matches your style the best.
1) Using notecards
- Using notecards is a great way to arrange research information visually.
- Have a “bibliography card” for each source.
- Have notecards for every major idea that the source discusses.
Within the method of using notecards, there are many different formats to take notes. Again, the keys are to have a system that 1. works for you, and 2. includes all of the information you need.
Here’s a note-taking system that we like:
- Create a bibliography notecard for each source you use. It will serve as the “title notecard” for each stack of notecards dedicated to a particular source. On the bibliography notecard, you’ll want to include every piece of information you’ll need to cite your source. Here’s an example of a great title notecard for a book:
- Using the general principles of note-taking outlined in the earlier section, write note cards (one for each main idea) with bullet points. Here’s an example:
2) The Cornell note-taking method
- The Cornell note-taking method is a great way to manage notes for a lecture or any type of source.
- The Cornell system helps you commit information to memory.
The Cornell note-taking method can be applied to taking notes for research. The method helps you retain information.
The Cornell system is done on regular notebook paper that’s divided up into four sections:
Here’s an example of a notebook page:
3) Other note-taking tools
- There are a variety of electronic note-taking tools out there.
- If you like taking notes electronically, check out some of these tools.
|Evernote||Multi-platform (computer, mobile, and web) note taker for to-do lists, image archiving, and more.|
|Springpad||Multi-platform note taker for the busy person to edit, tag, and view notes.|
|Microsoft OneNote||Software with ability to create organized to-do lists, tag notes, bring in images; works well with Windows|
|Springnote||Cloud tool where you can generate text documents and share them with people.|