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Brian Trennepohl | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 26 2016 8:33 AM

Which is better to use for a theological research paper, notes or clippings?

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2016 9:03 AM

Brian Trennepohl:

Which is better to use for a theological research paper, notes or clippings?

I use clippings about 80% more often than notes for most purposes.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2016 9:04 AM

First, welcome! Smile

Brian Trennepohl:

Which is better to use for a theological research paper, notes or clippings?

My 2¢

I don't think using the tools within Logos for writing or organizing notes is a good idea. I use "notes" when I want to attach a thought (or highlight) to a text. The purpose is to remind me of something when I return to the text. I use "clippings" as a temporary pile of quotes. If I were to be writing a paper, I would utilize Logos for my research, and another for writing. Depending upon the size of the research required, I would utilize a third program for organizing my notes. 

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Brian Trennepohl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2016 9:47 AM

Thanks for your help.

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Jonathan Watson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 27 2016 7:50 PM

I agree with alabama24.

Clippings are a great tool to combine all your quotations on a particular topic. Just be sure to create a new clippings document for the paper, so they all stay in one place. (I also highlight the clipping so I can skim through the resource again later.)

If possible, I also recommend adding tags to the clippings so you can find them easier later. Then, when writing the paper, I still prefer Word with the Zotero plug-in for citations.

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