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Career and Technical Education: How to Cite and Organize

How to Cite

Staying Organized

When you are involved in an assignment or research project you want to stay organized.

Useful strategies can include:

  • Starting with a concept map to visually explore your topic.
  • Keeping track of the search terms you use in various databases with a Research Strategy Worksheet
  • Create a research log -- use Word or similar. 
    • It is useful to note:  database/search engine used, terms searched, etc.
      • Sample:   Library Research Log      (Template developed by Ms. Glenn Ellen Starr-Stilling)
  • Using Zotero or similar citation management software to capture citations, pdfs, create bibliographies and more.
  • Creating a source matrix which allows you to summarize key facts and then review them in su

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