Sources and Note Taking - McLean County Public Schools

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  • 1.How to Write Source Cardsfor Research Papers The Research Paper
  • 2.What is a Source Card? A source card contains a source you plan to use to strengthen the statements in your paragraph. Sources include the following: Internet Textbook (The Language of Literature) Book (from the library) Periodical/Magazine (from the library) Research paper must have at least three different sources which will appear as WORKS CITED entries in the bibliography.
  • 3.Sample Internet Source Card Internet "Macbeth." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 9 Dec 2007. 10 Dec 2007 . 1. Author(s) 2. Name of web site 4. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site 3. Date last updated or created 5. Date of access 6. .
  • 4.Sample Textbook Source Card Textbook Title of Anthology (textbook).  Edition (if applicable).  Editor(s) name(s) listed Ed., then first name, then last.  City Published (include state if city is unfamiliar): Publisher. Copyright date (most recent).  Pages of selection     The Language of Literature. Evanston: McDougal Littell. 2006. Pages 323-416
  • 5.Sample Book Source Card Frye, Northrop. Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1967. Book Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
  • 6.Sample Periodical Source Card Article Author’s Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Journal Title. Issue Number and or Volume (Publication Year): Pages of Article. Periodical Kimbrough, Robert. "Macbeth: Prisoner of Gender," Shakespeare Studies. Vol.16 (1983), pp.175-190.