How are you currently taking notes on what you read / see?
Sync your research practices with digital tools, while harnassing the most from whatever you’re using to sustain your engagement with writing, and to eliminate moments of “Did I actually read that?”
Handy tip: write 1-2 sentences about how the source you’ve found relates to your research. This will save you loads of time later when you’re trying to remember “Why did I save this?”
Back-up practice #1 -- back up your references and notes in three places:
Back-up practice #2 -- use one online ‘place’ as your “research home base,” putting everything there first, then save it to other places.
Back-up practice #3: try to keep the file and folder structure of your 2-3 back-up places as similar as possible, so you can stay more organized.
Some handy back-ups