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7) Write Your Paper: Keeping Track of Sources

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to common writing assignments.

Research Log

Use this research log to keep track of your research process. Every time you find something useful, record how and where you found the item.

Available in .pdf or .doc format.

Keeping Track of Sources

Why should I keep track of my research?

A research project may take many hours of searching. Keeping track of your search history can help you do a more thorough and systematic search and help you avoid duplicating your research efforts! And when it's time to write your paper, thorough research notes will save you a lot of time and energy.

What's the easiest way to keep track of my research, organize my notes, and format my bibliography?

There are several citation management programs that can help you organize your research, described in our citation guide under citation tools. The University Library subscribes to EndNote, but there are other free tools available as well.

Library Help

Research Help Desk

During the Research Help Desk open hours, you can Ask Us a question via IM, email, or text message.

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