Introduction to Documenting Your Sources

A squirrel digging

Squirrels are famous for forgetting where they buried their stash of nuts. Don’t do this with your research sources!

While it can be daunting to gather research materials for a speech, the process is much easier if you carefully document your research as you go along. This section offers some practical tips for how to track and organize sources throughout the research phase. We will also cover how to organize your final list of sources into a formatted bibliography.