Tools to help you navigate the 21st century.
Gather background information first to understand your topic.
Make sure your information is what is important to your "case."
(i.e. their birthday is not always important.)
If your source has the same information as another source, then you don't need it. No need to repeat yourself. Only collect information that you don't have.
CITE YOUR SOURCE:
Always cite your source as soon as you find it.
You only have to write the citation once. You don't have to cite for every fact.
Multiple sources make your "case" stronger!