Research Words to Know
give the information of the source used
a collection of articles, usually from journals
and magazines subscribed to by a library
a white card to record facts and ideas in
a word or a short phrase
to express the meaning of a writer or speaker
in your own words
to take the work or ideas of someone else and
pass it off as your own
uses a program to search the internet to
match the key words entered by the researcher.
Google is an example of a search engine
where you get your information
(for example, a book or website)
a colored card to record where you got
information or ideas
a free collection of web pages containg specific
information, accessed through a search engine
a list of sources you have used
Note & Source Card Expectations
1. Put your name on each card.
2. Put a source number on each note card.
The number will correspond to a
3. Each subtopic should be in question
4. One fact per note card.
There should be three facts per subtopic.
5. Notes should be one word or short
phrases, in your own words.
Why do we cite sources?
Why do you need to cite your sources?
- To be a responsible researcher by giving credit to the original author and his/her ideas
- To avoid plagiarism
- To allow the reader to track down the sources you used
Note Card Rules Video
Taking Notes Video
Note Taking - Helps avoid plagiarism
- Locate a relevant and credible source (examples include a book, magazine, database or web site)
- Find the information you need
- Write down key words or phrases
- Put the source aside and formulate your own ideas based on your notes
- Compare your version to the sources
- Cite the source
BrainPop Video - Paraphrasing
Book Source Card Example
Note Taking Video
BrainPop Video - Plagiarism
Website Source Card Example
Note Card Example - From Website
Digital Image Source Card Example
Use this source card when you use an image (picture) that you find on the internet or in a database.
Often all of the requested information is not available; fill out as much as you can.