How To Read a Reference Source Citation
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  • 1. Citing Online Databases How to Read a REFERENCE Source Citation
  • 2. Once you’ve identified your article as a REFERENCE SOURCE, where do you go from there?
  • 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. Locate your citation information at the end of your article. Look for “MLA” or “Works Cited” or “How to Cite.” Example Article
  • 5. Example Article
  • 6. Now let’s put the pieces together … Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014).
  • 7. AUTHOR OF ARTICLE Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014).
  • 8. TITLE OF ARTICLE Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014).
  • 9. EDITOR(S) OF REFERENCE BOOK Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014).
  • 10. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). TITLE OF REFERENCE BOOK
  • 11. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). VOLUME / EDITION INFORMATION
  • 12. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). BOOK PUBLICATION CITY
  • 13. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). BOOK PUBLISHER
  • 14. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). PUBLICATION YEAR
  • 15. Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014). NAME OF DATABASE
  • 16. ACCESS DATE (date you printed the article) Text Citation: Thompson, Lana. "Black Death." In Ackermann, Marsha E., Michael Schroeder, Janice J. Terry, Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, and Mark F. Whitters, eds. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450, vol. 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII034&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 8, 2014).
  • 17. Now you’re ready to create your works cited entry in your working bibliography in NoodleTools.
  • 18. See the Library for Help. All Images Provided byBy S. Penttila, The John Cooper School MS Librarian