Biology 220: Environmental Biology

Comparing Information Source Types

Finding Newspapers:

Finding Government Documents:

Reading & Synthesizing Strategies

  • Label your article printouts with hashtags highlighting the main ideas as they relate to your research question. You can write those hashtags on index cards to help you look for trends across multiple articles. Those index cards can also help you create an outline for your paper.
  • Create index cards for questions you still have to find information about in order to write your paper, then look for articles that address those questions.

Tip: Taking organized, paraphrased notes in addition to your highlighted article saves time and energy in the long run