Collecting Research. You will be creating two types of note cards: Source Cards 2. Research note cards. Creating Source Cards. Source cards are note cards that cite each source exactly as you will use them on your work cited page.
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For a Book:
Name, per. Source #
State of Publication
Date of publication
Lewis, David Levering. W.E.B. DuBois. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1994.
Buckley, Kerry W., and David Levering Lewis.
Lewis, David Levering, et al.
For a Magazine, Journal, Periodical or Newspaper (Includes database services such as Newsbank!)
Name, per. Source #
Date of Publication
Example: Snider, Anne. “Mark Twain Legacy.” Newsweek . 1 Feb. 2002: 2-10.
Tips for citing the following sources: Article in a magazine, journal, periodical, or newspaper with one or more authors:
Name, per. Source #
“Title of Article.”
Title of Web Site
Date last modified
Group responsible for site
<web address url>
Example: Smith, James. “Children and Stress.” The Children’s Page. March 2001. Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry. 2 Feb. 2002 <http:www.child.org>.
Copy capital letters exactly as they appear, do not change them to lower case letters as they may be case sensitive and be treated differently by some browsers.
Name, class period source # Label
1 Quote, fact, heroic trait, idea
Brown, per. 2 SC#1 at Harvard
At Harvard, DuBois’ schooling centered around history and some philosophy but gradually shifted toward economic and social problems.
Brown, per. 2 SC #1 New Slavery
"Drunk with power, we (the U.S.) are leading the world to hell in a new colonialism with the same old human slavery, which once ruined us, to a third world war, which will ruin the world."
All books, encyclopedia, newspaper and magazine titles are underlined.
“Titles of articles”in encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers are in quote marks.
The parentheses go before the ending punctuation (like this). Think of the parentheses as part of the sentence.
Common Rules Continued…..
The quote marks go around the quote, but not around the parentheses.
“Even if the parentheses go at the end of a direct quote” (they look like this).
You do not need to use p. or pp. For page numbers, just use the numerals (Poe 12). Note that there is no comma after Poe.
For volume numbers in a multiple volume work(SATA 4: 54-56). The name of the encyclopedia (abbreviations OK) followed by a colon: followed by the page numbers.
Do not put Vol. Or p. or pp.
Magazines and Newspapers
·Use the author’s name plus page number.
“Critics have described King as, ‘the best writer of modern horror on the market today’” (Johnson 32).
·If there is no author, use the title of the article:
Danielle Steel’s books are, “…not good literature, but they sell like hotcakes” (“Danielle Steel-Queen of Romance” 12).
The general rule of thumb here is that most web pages will have authors, editors, or a title. To cite a source, simply put the author or editor’s name in parentheses. If there is no author or editor use the name of the article. If no article title, use the website title. Do not give page numbers, do not give <URL> addresses; the reader can look in the works cited page and access the website for information.
·If there is an author or editor for your article use this form:
“The Challenger’s O-rings were not meant to stand up to low temperatures” (Feynman).
·If there is not an author, use this form:
“The Ebola virus can be contained by using simple preventative measures” (“Preventing the Spread of Ebola”).
·If there is neither an author nor an article title, use this form:
“This woman is the smartest man that ever came to Canajoharie” (Biography Resource Center).
Use the author’s name plus page number.
Books with one author
“Twain based Huck’s character on that of a young boy in Hannibal” (Cook 12).
If the book has no author, but has an editor use this form
If the book has no author and no editor, use the title of the book, underlined, and the page number.
“Supernatural phenomena are prevalent in New Mexico” (UFOs 15).
If the quote is from a book with two authors, use this form:
It has been said that “Twain possesses sensibility, imagination and memory, but little power of refection” (Roth and Bond 25).
If the book has three or more authors, use the first author’s name and et al: (et al means “and others,” and since it is Latin you need to underline it)
Twain often records what he sees, in fact “…he inspects and explores and tests his world, but he does not interpret it” (Grace et al 212).
If you have more than one book by the same author, use the same author, use the title of the book plus the page number.
“I tried to explain. Being with Diamond was nothing.” (A Yellow Raft on Blue Water 157).