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:
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
"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
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.
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.
Kimbrough, Robert. "Macbeth: Prisoner of Gender," Shakespeare Studies. Vol.16 (1983), pp.175-190.