The Taft School Library

How to Cite a Primary Source
Found in a Print or Electronic
Book

3/28/13
Tip: Whether you use the print or electronic version of a book,
look it up in RhinoCat.
It’s really easy to find informati...
Choose Anthology / Collection
from the pull-down list of source types

An Anthology is generally a collection of literary ...
Choose Continue.
NoodleTools defaults
to Print

IMPORTANT!
Did you find your primary source in one of
Taft’s subscription databases
such as...
If so, click on the Database tab.
Another way to go
If you found your document in an
electronic database,
you can select Database
at the beginning
And then choose
Anthology / Collection
from the list of Database content
The only difference between the Print and Database
forms is that you must provide the name of the Database
in which you fo...
Information about the primary source
goes in this section.

Information about the book or ebook containing
the primary sou...
Select the name of the Database from the list.
But leave DOI, URL and Database Accession Number blank.
We don’t require th...
Find the Author, Title and the Date
of your document
Fill in Author, Title of document and Year originally published
in the area labeled Story, Essay, Poem, Longer Work.
Add the specific page numbers of your document in the
Anthology / Collection area.
Enter Editors, Title and Publication in...
Click Submit
Your new citation
for the document by Cotton Mather
Edit, Copy or Delete your citation
Click on Footnote Format for the pop-up window
showing the format for your first footnote
and subsequent notes.
Customize the example
with the page number of your
quotation or paraphrase
and NoodleTools will autofill the
footnotes abo...
Copy and Paste footnotes
into your paper
Your ready-to-print bibliography
Tip: SAVE it to your Documents folder
Questions?
Ask us or go to Help
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NoodleTools How to Cite Primary Sources Found in Books and eBooks 2013

  1. 1. The Taft School Library How to Cite a Primary Source Found in a Print or Electronic Book 3/28/13
  2. 2. Tip: Whether you use the print or electronic version of a book, look it up in RhinoCat. It’s really easy to find information you need for NoodleTools there.
  3. 3. Choose Anthology / Collection from the pull-down list of source types An Anthology is generally a collection of literary works, such as short stories, poems, or plays. The NoodleTools template Anthology / Collection works well for citing primary sources contained in our books and ebooks because it allows you to cite a previously published source contained within another source.
  4. 4. Choose Continue.
  5. 5. NoodleTools defaults to Print IMPORTANT! Did you find your primary source in one of Taft’s subscription databases such as Gale Virtual Reference Library or Salem History?
  6. 6. If so, click on the Database tab.
  7. 7. Another way to go If you found your document in an electronic database, you can select Database at the beginning
  8. 8. And then choose Anthology / Collection from the list of Database content
  9. 9. The only difference between the Print and Database forms is that you must provide the name of the Database in which you found your document. From here down, the forms are identical.
  10. 10. Information about the primary source goes in this section. Information about the book or ebook containing the primary source goes in this section
  11. 11. Select the name of the Database from the list. But leave DOI, URL and Database Accession Number blank. We don’t require them at Taft. X X X Click on today to autofill the date
  12. 12. Find the Author, Title and the Date of your document
  13. 13. Fill in Author, Title of document and Year originally published in the area labeled Story, Essay, Poem, Longer Work.
  14. 14. Add the specific page numbers of your document in the Anthology / Collection area. Enter Editors, Title and Publication information of the book/ebook containing your document
  15. 15. Click Submit
  16. 16. Your new citation for the document by Cotton Mather
  17. 17. Edit, Copy or Delete your citation
  18. 18. Click on Footnote Format for the pop-up window showing the format for your first footnote and subsequent notes.
  19. 19. Customize the example with the page number of your quotation or paraphrase and NoodleTools will autofill the footnotes above. Note: Page numbers aren’t always available in electronic sources.
  20. 20. Copy and Paste footnotes into your paper
  21. 21. Your ready-to-print bibliography Tip: SAVE it to your Documents folder
  22. 22. Questions? Ask us or go to Help

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