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What does it mean to synthesize sources?

You've found a bunch of great sources for your research project. Now what?

An important step between researching and writing (or presenting) is organizing your notes so that you form connections between your sources and your own thoughts and ideas. Synthesizing basically just means "putting things together."

The links and videos below will help you to better understand the process of synthesizing information, and will give you tips on effective note-taking and organization. 

Synthesizing Information

Graphic Organizers

Taking Notes

Organizing Into Categories

One Perfect Source?


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Olivia Reinauer
Chesapeake Campus Library