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Keep track of how, what, and where you searched.
- Make note of effective search terms for each database.
- As you read an article, annotate it. Use a sticky note or RefWorks to list each article's highlights, important quotations, (with page numbers), key terms, and ideas you had while reading it. Make sure to differentiate between the author's claims and the ideas it sparked for you.
- Write down how you are feeling at various points in your research and check it against the Information Seeking Process chart.
Information Seeking Process