You have located and thoroughly read your sources. Now you have to figure out what to do with them. Different sources (i.e., articles, books) will serve different functions or purposes for your paper. Some sources may help you write the background information needed on your topic, while others may help you support your main arguments. Jeffrey Bizup* recommends using the B.E.A.M. method to identify the purpose of each source.
B.E.A.M. = Background Sources; Exhibit Sources: Argument Sources; and Method Sources
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