Research Logs

Keeping track of sources with research logs

Often, the act of finding new information becomes so exciting that a researcher jumps from one place to another without taking the time to gather the associated information required to supply proper references. When research is done on site under the constraints of school periods, time is short. Technology can help to solve both of these problems and leaves evidence that can be analyzed at a future date.

Diligently using a research log from the outset of a project helps a researcher to record where evidence has come from. This information is also beneficial to potential readers who would like to do further study or who would like to know more about the source of information.

Printable log files:
Web Site Research Logs
Primary Source Research Logs
Research Log for Books and other Secondary Sources