◦ Put it in your own
◦ Keep track of your
sources by color.
◦ Make note of page
◦ Indicate “direct
◦ Differentiate between
speaker and author.
◦ Take more notes than
you think you need.
◦ COPY (or paste) notes
◦ Take too few notes.
◦ No notes = no paper.
◦ Leave your citations for
◦ Rely on sources that
are not credible.
Use ONLY sources that have been peer-
◦ Magazines, journals, news articles
◦ Database articles
◦ Online NEWS articles
Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable sources.
Web pages or blogs are NOT acceptable
Note: There are notes from four sources
here, each represented by a different
Note: The black text represents my
analysis of the notes I took from the
source above. (I need to add more!)
Use the Cornell Notes method I
placed in your notes document to
explain, analyze and expand
upon your researched
Notes from Source #1=
Source #1 Citation = Red
**Choose a different color for each source!**
Note: The same
student relied on her
color system for her
Detailed notes = detailed research
Organize notes (sources) by
Use black text to signify your
thoughts and analysis of your
1. Put your Topic and Guiding Question at the
top of your NOTES file.
2. Use the “Database Shopping Mall” handout
to guide you to the best databases.
3. Take notes in COLOR!
4. Use quotation marks around ALL words that
are not your own.
5. Use the Cornell Notes method to analyze
and explain your researched information.
6. Copy and paste the entire CITATION into
your Works Cited page. Use COLOR here