Below are examples of source cards for two different kinds of sources if you do not know how to create a source card for a source you are using, look at the tip sheet called making a works cited list for guidance on which information you should be included. Citing sources in a research paper in research and writing, a citation is a brief reference to a source of published information, providing sufficient bibliographic detail to enable the reader to locate a copy of the source (if copies exist) to check out a guide at the circulation desk, you must present your barcoded student id card. Your source card should like something like this any line after the first line in your citation should be indented about a thumb space refer to your purdue owl handout for information on how to format your citation.
How to make mla source cards 1 mla source cards: a how to 2 start with 3 x 5 note cards 3 decide what your source is 4 if it is a book,use the source cardlabeled book 5 duh 6 database 7 educational website 8 magazine article 9 book 10 database 11. In research and writing, a citation is a brief reference to a source of published information, providing sufficient bibliographic detail to enable the reader to locate a copy of the source (if copies exist. On a 3-inch by 5-inch index card, document each source you find that may inform your paper because mla style doesn't prescribe a specific format for source cards, the research paper manual published by the washington township public school district in sewell, new jersey, advises that you refer to your assignment guidelines for your teacher's formatting preference.
How to organize a research paper using notecards bonita springs middle language arts department mla research outline what are source cards first, you will need a source card refer to your purdue owl handout for information on how to format your citation. In research and writing, a citation is a brief reference to a source of published information, providing sufficient bibliographic detail to enable the reader to locate a copy of the source (if copies exist) a citation that does not provide the minimum amount of information is considered incomplete citations found in printed and electronic documents are not always correct--they may contain erroneous information, making it impossible for the researcher to locate the original source. Mla research paper unit plan mla research paper - jthsenglishroom - home unit plan for mla format research paper students will learn how to do proper research, prepare note and bib cards, template for mla research paper. Tips to help write a note card for research papers and projects how to write a note card for a research paper emilyskrezec how to make a source card for an internet source ms r ward.
Use index cards to make your source cards, or keep a few notebook pages reserved for this information, or make a word processing or database file for them if you use index cards, use only one card per source code each source its own number, starting with the number 1. Research paper template 1 detail or example from your note cards (with source) this outline template was adapted from : mla research paper - olympic high school. A source card is an index card with a citation on it to a source, such as a newspaper article, book or website source cards can be written in a variety of citation styles such as modern language associate and american psychological association formats.
When writing a research paper or essay in modern language association (mla) style, source cards can help you stay organized and make preparing your works cited page much easier if you document each source that you refer to during the writing process, you will also easily be able to identify and return to relevant sources for further study. When using information from an internet source, you must properly document that source within your paper and in your references and/or works cited page depending on the documentation style you're using--mla or apa--there are different expectations concerning the information you record on your note card from each online periodical.
This video walks you through each step in making a source card in mla format. Ii source cards overview a source card is where you write down exactly what source you used for your research every time you take notes on your note cards, write down where you got the information from on a source card step 1 write the number of the source used in the right hand corner.