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FORMATTING YOUR PAPER: SHAPING YOUR REFERENCES PAGE

INTRODUCTION

Using research and different sources is a process that takes time. The time and effort you put into your research can be clearly seen in your sources, writing and citations.

Don’t wait until the last minute to complete one of the most crucial parts of you research paper! This Kendall LibGuide will show you some strategies to keep track of your sources, formatting tricks, and examples to succeed in the process of completing a references page.

BEFORE AND DURING THE RESEARCH PROCESS

  • Break down your research paper in several tasks
  • Set up deadlines for yourself
  • Tackle the first task and adjust deadlines if necessary
  • Keep track of your sources
  • Organize your sources based on topic
  • Write a draft of your paper and your references page
  • Update your references page when you write drafts

7 STEPS TO CARRY OUT A RESEARCH PLAN USING DIGITAL TOOLS

7 STEPS TO CARRY OUT A RESEARCH PLAN

"TIPS FOR MAKING RESEARCH A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL"

If you are not sure where to star, this tutorial about research and time management by UCLA’s library can be the first step.

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TRACKING YOUR RESEARCH FOR PAPER LOVERS

AVOIDING PLAGIARISM USING INDEX CARDS

Check out “Oops! I Thought Your Words Were Mine” by UCLA’s library to get a better idea of how to use this method.

SAMPLE RESEARCH LOGS

Sample Research Logs and Templates from different institutions from the University of Toronto Libraries

TRACKING RESEARCH ELECTRONICALLY

Learn more about Zotero from this LibGuide by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.

OTHER OPTIONS