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Film and Television Subject Guide: Organize & Cite Your Resources

Manage your sources

Manage your sources

Everyone will approach the collection and organization of research sources in different ways to suit their own preferences. However, the following advice generally applies:

  • For electronic sources, download copies and back them up to the cloud
  • For every source, take good notes and record page number references for text that you want to quote/paraphrase
  • Ensure that you record sufficient details about each source so you can cite it properly
  • Use an online research manager to help you (see below)

Cite your sources

 Cite your sources

Correct use of a citation style is a usual requirement for academic writing. Check with your professor if you are not sure which style you should be using.

Click here for the Library's Citing Sources guide

 

Manage your sources

Online research managers

Organizing and citing your sources can be challenging, but fortunately there are several free online tools to help you. These allow you to:

  • Save copies of the sources that you have found, and back them up to the cloud
  • Make notes and highlights on PDF copies that you have saved
  • Automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies

EndNote 

Zotero