When I take notes from books and other material, I always write down the biographic information first. Then I write down the page number that I am taking notes from. Some books I am using contain letters. I make sure to write down the date of the letter, also is writing, and who they sent it to.
I also write down quotes that I feel will help me in my paper and summarize important information. I try to categorize my information so I will be able to apply it where I need to in my research.
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