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1 Taking notes and citing sources For a research paper

2 Source # Start note here Focus point from outline Page # Note card

3 NOTE TAKING TIP FOR SUMMARIZING OR PARAPHRASING READ THE INFORMATION. PUT IT AWAY AND WRITE YOUR SUMMARY/PARAPHRASE WITHOUT LOOKING AT IT. Summarizing Summarizing is the best kind of note-taking because it is the fastest. A summary condenses information, perhaps reducing a chapter to a short paragraph or a paragraph to a single sentence. A summary should be written in your own words. However, this information still came from a source and MUST BE CITED in the text of your paper. Paraphrasing Like a summary, a paraphrase is written in your own words, but whereas a summary reports significant information in fewer words than the source, a paraphrase retells the information in roughly the same number of words. You will discover that it is relatively easy to borrow too much language from a source as you paraphrase. Do not allow this to happen. You are guilty of plagiarism even if you half-copy the author’s sentences. A paraphrase should be written in your own words. However, this information still came from a source and MUST BE CITED in the text of your paper.

4 Direct quote Copy the information word for word Put the information in quotation marks Cite the source and page number in parentheses “I am commanded to write an account of my days: I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. That is all there is to say” (Cushman 1).

5 Citing Sources The following slides are examples of how to cite different types of sources.

6 Chadwick, Douglas. The Fate of the Elephant. San Francisco: Sierra Club, ________________________________________________ Author last name, first name ________________________________________________ Title of the book ________________________________________________ The city in which the book was published ________________________________________________ The name of the publisher ________________________________________________ The year the book was published Book

7 Rain Taxi: Review of Books. Ed. Eric Lorberer. Winter 2002/ Feb The official Gary Soto Website. 26 April ____________________________________________________ Name of the author or corporate author (if known) ____________________________________________________ Title of the site (underlined) Name of the editor of the site (if given) ____________________________________________________ Date of publication or latest update (if given) ____________________________________________________ Name of sponsoring institution or organization (if given) _________________http://_______________________________ Date of accessURL (web address) Entire Internet - website

8 Johnson, Kirk. “The Mountain Lions of Michigan.” Endangered Species Update 19.2 (2002): 27+. Expanded Academic Index. InfoTrac. U of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor. 26 Nov ________________________________________________ Author last name, first name ________________________________________________ Title of the article in quotations, volume, year, pages ________________________________________________ Name of the database (underlined) ________________________________________________ Name and location of the library where the article is from ________ Date article retrieved URL of the service Work from a service such as Infotrac or Nettrekker


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