3. Record Your Research Notes
In this video, you will evaluate at least three of the websites your search returned.
You will link citations for the sources you use and record information in your “Research Notes” document.
From your search results, click on a link that looks like it has credible and relevant information about your topic.
As you discover new information about your topic, make some notes in your "Research Notes" document.
First, record the source and its URL so you can get back to it if you need to.
Type the title of the article.
Then, link the website URL to the title.
That way, you can click on the title to retrieve the article.
Copy the URL from the website.
Select the entire web address.
Then, use Control C, Command C, or right click your mouse to copy.
Highlight the article title in your document.
Then, paste the URL in the box using Control V or Command V.
Click on the link to test it.
Great! The website opens in a new tab.
This makes it easy to return to your sources later.
Once you’ve linked the source, type some notes about your topic in a bulleted list.
To create a bulleted list, place the cursor under the article title.
Then, select Bulleted list from the Format menu.
Bullets allow you to keep notes in different levels, which allows you to organize headings and subheadings.
Press Tab to create a lower-level bullet indented to the right.
You can paraphrase, or summarize, the information you find.
Or, you can copy and paste directly from the source.
If you copy and paste, be sure to put the information in quotation marks, so you know these were not your own words.
Plagiarism is using the thoughts or words of someone else as your own.
Avoid plagiarism by always attributing the information to the correct source and making it clear which are your words, and which are someone else’s.
When you finish collecting notes on this source, go back to your search results and check out another website.
Add the title and link it to the article URL and take notes on that source.
Investigate at least three of the websites returned in your search, and make notes about each of them.
Then, move on to the next video where you will use that information to write a paragraph about what you learned about your topic.
Now, it’s your turn: Evaluate at least 3 websites returned in your basic or advanced Google search.
Take time to test each site for credibility.
And record the new information in your “Research Notes” document.
Type the title of the source and link the URL.
Then create a bulleted list for notes.
Summarize information or put quotation marks around direct quotes.
- Evaluate at least 3 websites returned in your Google search.
- Test each site for credibility.
- Record the new information in your “Research Notes” document.
- Type the title of the source and link the URL.
- Create a bulleted list for notes.
- Summarize information or put quotation marks around direct quotes.