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Info Skills Road Trip: 6 - Detours: Detour 1: Managing your research

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Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit to get tips and advice to unpacking your assignment question, finding resources, evaluating what you find and referencing your sources.

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Keeping a Research File/Diary

A Research File can be a notebook, a Word Document, a folder or an EndNote library — whatever works best for you.

Keep everything to do with your assignment in the same place — photocopies of book chapters, journal articles... Use a list of links and details to keep track of things that can’t be physically kept together (like URLS and good search terms used in databases).

>> ALWAYS note the details you will need to write your reference list — don’t think it will be easy to find them again later <<

Keeping on Top of Things

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