Citing
REFERENCE
BOOKS
How to Read a
REFERENCE Source
Citation
Once you’ve identified your article as a
REFERENCE SOURCE, where do
you go from there?
Citing a source is like putting together
a jigsaw puzzle – each piece has to
come together just so in order for the
puzzle...
Locate your citation information at the end of your article.
Look for “MLA” or “Works Cited” or “How to Cite.”
Example Art...
Example Article
Some articles will have MLA citation only, APA
citation only, or BOTH for you to look at as
you are adding your informatio...
Now let’s put the pieces together …
AUTHOR(S) OF ARTICLE
(hint – it is okay if you do
not have an author)
TITLE OF ARTICLE
(hint – this title often appears
in “quotation marks” )
TITLE OF REFERENCE BOOK
(hint – this title is usually italicized)
EDITOR(S) INFORMATION
(hint – it is okay if you do
not have an editor)
EDITION INFORMATION
(hint – it is okay if you do
not have an edition)
VOLUME INFORMATION
(hint – it is okay if you do
not have a volume)
PUBLICATION YEAR
(hint – this is the year the book
was published, NOT the day you
went online)
PAGE NUMBERS
(hint – this is the page # as it
appeared in the actual book – it is
okay if you do not have page #s)
RETRIEVAL INFORMATION
(pick ONLY the ONE that applies to your article)
1. DOI - http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0002-9432.76.4.4...
Now you’re ready to create your
works cited entry in your
working bibliography in
NoodleTools.
See the Library
for Help.
All Images Provided byBy S. Penttila,
The John Cooper School
MS Librarian
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  1. 1. Citing REFERENCE BOOKS How to Read a REFERENCE Source Citation
  2. 2. Once you’ve identified your article as a REFERENCE SOURCE, where do you go from there?
  3. 3. Citing a source is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle – each piece has to come together just so in order for the puzzle to make the big picture.
  4. 4. Locate your citation information at the end of your article. Look for “MLA” or “Works Cited” or “How to Cite.” Example Article
  5. 5. Example Article
  6. 6. Some articles will have MLA citation only, APA citation only, or BOTH for you to look at as you are adding your information to your bibliography chart or NoodleTools. It can also be helpful to look at the beginning of the article for more details.
  7. 7. Now let’s put the pieces together …
  8. 8. AUTHOR(S) OF ARTICLE (hint – it is okay if you do not have an author)
  9. 9. TITLE OF ARTICLE (hint – this title often appears in “quotation marks” )
  10. 10. TITLE OF REFERENCE BOOK (hint – this title is usually italicized)
  11. 11. EDITOR(S) INFORMATION (hint – it is okay if you do not have an editor)
  12. 12. EDITION INFORMATION (hint – it is okay if you do not have an edition)
  13. 13. VOLUME INFORMATION (hint – it is okay if you do not have a volume)
  14. 14. PUBLICATION YEAR (hint – this is the year the book was published, NOT the day you went online)
  15. 15. PAGE NUMBERS (hint – this is the page # as it appeared in the actual book – it is okay if you do not have page #s)
  16. 16. RETRIEVAL INFORMATION (pick ONLY the ONE that applies to your article) 1. DOI - http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0002-9432.76.4.482 OR 2. DATABASE NAME + ACCESSION/DOCUMENT # OR 3. URL to the .COM
  17. 17. Now you’re ready to create your works cited entry in your working bibliography in NoodleTools.
  18. 18. See the Library for Help. All Images Provided byBy S. Penttila, The John Cooper School MS Librarian

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