The Taft School Library
How to Cite
a Print or Electronic
Encyclopedia / Reference Source
Are you using a
Print Reference Book?
Choose Reference Source
You may choose to view the tutorial defining
a Reference Source.
Click either Continue button.
to the form for a print Reference Source
Is your article from one of
Taft’s subscription databases
such as Gale Virtual Reference Library?
If you’re using an electronic database
such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library,
you may begin with Database
And then choose Reference Source
from the list of Database content
For online Database articles,
you’ll specify the name of the database
Leave DOI, URL and Database Accession Number fields blank;
they are not needed at Taft.
Choose the database name
from the pop-up list
For example, Gale Virtual Reference Library
Click on today to autofill the date
For both Print and Database sources,
you’ll enter information about the article
and the Reference source it is in.
In an electronic database
the information about your Reference source is at the beginning of the article