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Chapter 19. Cast a Critical Eye > Working the Crowd - Pg. 221

Cast a Critical Eye 221 Computer "Cards" Or, you can make "bibliography cards" on a computer. This is a great technique because you can update, alphabetize, and correct cards as you go along. Make your own cards by drawing a box around each entry or using software especially designed for this purpose. However, be sure to back up your "bibliography cards" on floppy disks. In addition, print out hard copies as you work. This way, you won't lose your material if your hard drive crashes or the file develops a glitch. Writer's Block Don't rely too heavily on any one source--no matter how good it looks. First, this can lead to bias. Second, what happens if the source turns out to be in-valid or dated? Your argument can collapse. Working the Crowd