ecording of References or Information:
Every literature searcher develops his own style of taking notes of references, While every effort should be made to optimise the time and efficiency of search, it is good to remember that a few extra seconds spent to make proper preliminary records may save many frustrating hours later.
The first principle in saving search time is to use a single operation to serve multiple purposes. For example., references recorded on sheets of paper can serve only one purpose _- providing a list of references without any order. But records on cards or slips, with one reference per card or slip, can serve several purposes.
Abstracts can be added under each reference, if required, and the cards can be arranged by subject, author or chronologically, as may be required.