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Reading through your resources and taking notes helps you to:
• avoid plagiarism
• add to knowledge you already have
• organize the information you are gathering
As mentioned before, if you copy something word-for-word, make sure you place it in quota-
tion marks and make a note of the page number or other identifying information in your
notes. The same thing goes if you are paraphrasing or summarizing. It is best to write down
important ideas in your own words or to write down key words. Organize your notes accord-
ing to the specifics of your assignment or the questions you wrote down to guide you in explor-
ing your topic. Make sure you write down the source of the information.
Examples:
Question 1: What are sanctuary cities?
Search:
advanced search
“sanctuary cities” AND “definition”
Source:
Gaynair, Gillian. “Various definitions exist for what constitutes a
‘sanctuary city’.”
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) (2007): Newspaper Source
.
EBSCO. Web. 21 June 2011.
Notes:
Sanctuary cities is the term being used for communities which look
the other way regarding federal immigration laws.
Question 2: What are the effects of illegal immigration on the U.S.
economy?
Search:
advanced search “
illegal immigration” AND “effects” AND “U.S. economy”
Source:
Carolyn, Said. “THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE / Effect on economy depends on viewpoint.”
San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
n.d.:
Newspaper Source.
EBSCO. Web. 21 June 2011.
Notes:
• Helps farmers—cheap labor
• Hurts high school dropouts by taking minimum-wage jobs they might
hold
• “The most-cited study of immigrants hurting wages was published last
year by Harvard economists George Borjas and Lawrence Katz. They
found that
illegal
Mexican immigrants undercut wages for
U.S.
-born
high school dropouts by 8.2 percent from 1980 through 2000.
• “That’s 40 cents an hour (less) as a result of 20 years of Mexican
migration,” said David Card, an economics professor at UC Berkeley.
“In the several studies I’ve done over almost 20 years, if there are such
effects
(of lowering wages), they are very, very small.” (page 1)
Taking Notes