Organizing your Information

As you gather information, consider using an online program such as Zotero or Refworks to organize the materials you find.

Zotero and Refworks are powerful tools that not only help you organize the information you gather, but also help you format the citations in your papers correctly. They support a wide variety of citation formats. Ask a librarian about how to get started using Zotero or Refworks.

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Gathering Information

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The next set of questions to ask yourself as you think about your topic will help you as you begin to gather information. For this stage, you need find out the details of your assignment.

Information can be found in many different formats. Use the previous questions to help you narrow down what types of information you need to search for.