Periodicals & Newspapers:
Keeping careful notes -- Here's what to record Writing a Research Paper, Purdue University)
- Information that supports and develops your thesis statement or research question.
- Succinct, short phrases...but not too sketchy
- Duplicating facts that can further bolster your thesis.
- Opposing viewpoints, when appropriate to the type of paper you are writing.
- A variety of sources.
- Bibliographic details for citing your sources: author, title, (editor, translator, and/or edition number if there is one), publisher, city of publication, year of publication, issue number, volume, and page numbers.
- Call numbers, in case you wish to locate the books again.
- Names of databases and search terms you used.
- URLs (web site addresses) of online information.