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HIST 091: Senior Research Seminar (SC)

History 091: Senior Research Seminar (Shokr and Weinberg, Fall 2018)

Citing sources: Turabian

Zotero: Keep track of citations, articles, PDFs, research notes, and more

 
Organizing research with Zotero  (slides from presentation, 09/2016)

Organizing Your Research

Make sense of your research process: Search Logs

Research is a larger process of inquiry. Searching is how you find partial answers.

Keeping track of your searches:
- help you make sense of your research process
- saves time by avoiding duplicated effort

Key elements of a search log:

- Write down your question(s) and interest(s)
- Where you searched (e.g. JSTOR, Tripod) and when
- What you did (which keywords? advanced search?)
- How well did it go?  What did you gain?  What's next?