Click the option that best describes how
you accessed your source
Database = Gale Virtual Reference Library, for example
Print or in hand = Book found in the Reference Collection
Choose Reference Source
Let’s cite a Reference Source found in a Database
For citing reference articles found in a Database,
Leave URL and Database Accession Number fields BLANK;
they are not needed at Taft.
Click on today to autofill the date
Choose the database name
from the drop-down list
For example, Gale Virtual Reference Library
For both Print and Database reference sources,
you’ll enter information about the article
and the Reference source it is in.
In a database,
the information about your Reference source is at the beginning of the article
And so are the Title and Author of the article
Many databases provide a sample citation
at the end of the article.
Notice it’s in MLA format here.
You can copy & paste the individual parts
(author, article title, etc) into NoodleTools
Fill in information about the article:
Title of article
(Page numbers are not always available in
an electronic database)
For the Reference Source itself, fill in
Editor or Author
Title (and vol. # if given)
Publisher and Year of Publication
Edition if needed (for example, 3rd)
Note: State/Country is not needed for major cities
Note: If your book is a 1st edition, you may leave the Edition field blank.
ONE OTHER THING: Don’t check this box!
If you do, the publication information of your source will NOT
appear in your bibliography
You can look up the Reference Source in RhinoCat
to easily find the information you need :