How To Read a Reference Source Citation

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How To Read a Reference Source Citation

  1. 1. Citing Online Databases 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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