Taking Notes Only write something on
a note card if it relates directly to the question
you are answering or the problem you are solving!
Use one card for each idea or piece of information.
Use your own words and try not to use whole sentences;
lists are a good strategy. If you think you might
quote something exactly in your paper, use quotation
marks on your note card.
NoodleBib Online Note Cards Do you want to save time, stay
organized and avoid plagiarism? This is a great way
to gather and organize information for research. You
can take notes from sources as you find them, and
NoodleBib keeps the source connected with your notes,
making citations a breeze. Later you can organize
all your information in the order you will use it.
From Note Cards to First Draft After you
take notes from all the sources you’ve selected,
organize your note cards by dragging
them into the outline. Look at all the topics and
organize the cards the way you would relate topics
and ideas using Inspiration™. You can also print
your notecards to organize them.
Prepare a NoodleBib outline. Be sure
to review the assignment and your essential question
or thesis statement. Are you missing any information?
If so, this is the time to find additional sources.
Ask a librarian for help!
Put the note cards in the order of your outline.
Write a first draft using your ordered note cards.
Think about the information you’ve gathered.
Remember that research means more
than just reporting—use the information
you’ve gathered to create your own perspective
or opinion on the topic. Draw conclusions
based on what you have learned.