Taking Research Notes


This tutorial is designed to help you learn how to take effective notes while preparing to write a research paper.


At the conclusion of this learning activity, you will:

  • know the importance of a bibliographic note card.
  • have the skills necessary for making sure you know from what source your notes were taken.
  • know how file folders and databases can be used in note taking.
  • have developed some specific strategies to avoid plagiarism.


Related Materials

The following materials may assist you in organizing your research materials.