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1. Keep Track of Your Sources
As you search across Google, the library website, and other resources, save materials you plan to use. Either print them out or save them electronically.
2. Take Good Notes
Keep a list of all the sources (incl. page numbers or URLs) you gathered. Mark the section(s) of sources your will be using.
3. Ask Your Instructor
If you have a question about integrating sources into your paper, ask your professor.
4. Visit the Writing Studio
You can get the practical help you need to make you a better writer.
5. Don't Procrastinate
Plan ahead! Do not wait until the last minute, as this will lead to sloppy work. Stay organized.
It's important to be aware of what is considered plagiarism. All of the following are considered plagiarism:
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This guide was adapted from one originally created by James Emond, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Bristol Community College