NoodleTools Citing Primary Sources found in Books, eBooks, Jackdaws 2017
The Taft School Library
How to Cite a Primary Source
Found in a Print or Electronic Book
or a Jackdaw
Tip: Whether you use a print or electronic source,
look it up in RhinoCat.
You’ll find Title and Author/Editor and Publication Information
TIP: If there’s more than one city or publisher listed, use the first city and the first publisher.
Choose the option that best describes how
you accessed your source
Database = Source in a Taft subscription database
Print or in hand = Book found on in the Library
For a print book or Jackdaw, choose
Print or in-hand and Anthology/Collection
An anthology is a collection of writings,
such as poetry or short stories, usually by various authors.
The NoodleTools template works well for primary sources
found in books, ebooks, and Jackdaws.
For an ebook from a database such as Salem History,
Choose Database and Anthology/Collection
Use the drop-down menu to chose your specific source type.
Use Story, Essay, Poem, Longer Work for any type not listed.
You can change your template to Database
if you picked Print by mistake.
The only difference between the Print and Database forms is
that you must choose the name of the Database in which you
found your document.
X = leave blank
Identify the Author, Title and Date
of your document
Fill in Author, Title of document and Year originally published
in the area labeled Story, Essay, Poem, Longer Work.
Enter the page numbers of your document within the book/ebook in the
Anthology / Collection section.
NOTE: Each document in a Jackdaw has an Exhibit number, for example: Exhibit 2.
Enter that number in the first Pages space, labelled “Start”.
Enter Editors, Title and Publication information of the book/ebook
containing your document