What’s My
SOURCE?
Citing Online
Databases
Locate your citation information at the end of your article.
Look for “MLA” or “Works Cited” or “How to Cite.”
Example Art...
Example Article
Some articles will have MLA citation only, APA
citation only, or BOTH for you to look at as
you are adding your informatio...
Once you have you have located your
citation information -
Can you find the date of
publication?
(If the year does not appear
in the citation itself, scroll to
the bottom of the page for
the date next to the ©.)
DATE OF...
Once you have the date of publication -
Do you see a city?
If YES, then you have a source that is also
available in print – such as a Reference
Source or Nonfiction Book.
NO city?
NO city?
NO city?
Look again at the date of publication. If you
have only the YEAR, it’s more than likely original
content. However, if you ...
ORIGINAL
CONTENT
MAGAZINE
See the Library
for Help.
All Images Provided byBy S. Penttila,
The John Cooper School
MS Librarian
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What's my source

  1. 1. What’s My SOURCE? Citing Online Databases
  2. 2. Locate your citation information at the end of your article. Look for “MLA” or “Works Cited” or “How to Cite.” Example Article
  3. 3. Example Article
  4. 4. Some articles will have MLA citation only, APA citation only, or BOTH for you to look at as you are adding your information to your bibliography chart or NoodleTools. It can also be helpful to look at the beginning of the article for more details.
  5. 5. Once you have you have located your citation information - Can you find the date of publication?
  6. 6. (If the year does not appear in the citation itself, scroll to the bottom of the page for the date next to the ©.) DATE OF PUBLICATION (hint – this is the FIRST date you come across in your citation – it is NOT the day you went online)
  7. 7. Once you have the date of publication - Do you see a city?
  8. 8. If YES, then you have a source that is also available in print – such as a Reference Source or Nonfiction Book.
  9. 9. NO city?
  10. 10. NO city? NO city?
  11. 11. Look again at the date of publication. If you have only the YEAR, it’s more than likely original content. However, if you have a month or season in the date, it’s a magazine (June 2011) or journal (Summer 2011).
  12. 12. ORIGINAL CONTENT MAGAZINE
  13. 13. See the Library for Help. All Images Provided byBy S. Penttila, The John Cooper School MS Librarian

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