Organize and Evaluate

icon of a globeclick to view the Organizing Case Study Animation click to view the Information Literacy in your Workplace audio presentation We are in the midst of an Information Explosion where the amount of information that is being produced is more than at any other time in human history. The computer and the Internet have changed information forever. How can you keep yourself from drowning in information? One word: organization.

You have probably figured out a system to keep your coursework organized both electronically and in print by using folders in your computer, binders or a file drawer. Scholarly research also requires an organization system. To be effective as a researcher you must remember where you started, where you are and where you are going. There is no reason to repeat your steps simply because you can't remember if you have done them before. It is important to decide on an organization scheme for your research and stick to it; it will save you time and energy as you move forward in your scholarly endeavors.

Organizing Resources:
Database Research Log (PDF)
Scholarly Research Log (PDF)
Organizing Citations (PDF)





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