I have been spending a good deal of time sorting and organizing my resources, web links, documents in master research guides. I can thank Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer for kicking me in the keester and making me realize just how much time I was wasting by not organizing myself.
On a side note, if you want to get into some good habits or re-establish good research habits, read Diana and Nicole’s book Research Like A Pro. If you really want to hone your research skills sign up for their course “Research Like A Pro Study Group” at their website – https://familylocket.com/. I recommend it whether a seasoned pro or a newbie to get into logical research habits. I think we all know what to do but getting into the routine will save you valuable time in the long run.
Anyhow, back to the original post… I am surprised at all the different places I have saved resources with no logical connection on my computer. I had saved quite a bit of information like notes, documents, pdf’s, and excel sheets that were in multiple folders or unassigned in documents. Getting it all together has been like herding cats! Reviewing the information has helped me organize my hard drive, my random written notes, sporadic Evernote notes, and google docs. I now have some nice, easy to use research guides that I am looking forward to using.