Organizing your scholarly articles and other research material may be as simple as saving those document files to your computer and placing them into clearly organized folders. Others may prefer to print out hard copies of your articles and file them in physical file folders.
The Library provides additional approaches to organizing your research materials, as described in this guide. Regardless of which method you choose, organizing your research is a crucial step in the overall research process. By organizing your research material you will be able to: easily retrieve your sources now and in the future; group similar sources together; and possibly identify potential patterns or links within your research topic.