Click New to create a new notecard
from the corresponding source
A new notecard automatically linked to the source
Direct Quotation = Author’s exact words or images
Remember to include the page number(s) if given
(they are not always available in an electronic source)
If your source is a website, provide the URL.
You’ll get quotes and attribution
Paraphrase = Summarize in your own words
A paraphrase must be cited just like a direct quotation.
My Ideas = What do you think?
How does it fit in your research?
You can use one, two, or all three spaces.
For example, you may use Paraphrase
and your own thoughts as well.
Example of a Direct Quotation card
(don’t forget your page number, if available)
You can highlight important phrases or ideas,
and use other word processing features too.
Open the drop-down menu and
Select the source
the notecard should be linked to,
create the card and SAVE.
The Tabletop Navigation Box helps you
keep track of all your notecards.
You can move it around to locate your cards.
Tip: If you can’t find notecards you know you created,
look at your navigation box.
Please ask us… or
click on Help
See the Virtual Tabletop tutorial for
more on organizing your notecards,
how to use your tabletop and
creating an Outline.