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How to Write Source Cards for Research Papers

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1 How to Write Source Cards for 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
"Macbeth." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 9 Dec 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. <electronic address>.

4 Sample Textbook Source Card
The Language of Literature. Evanston: McDougal Littell Pages 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

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
Kimbrough, Robert. "Macbeth: Prisoner of Gender," Shakespeare Studies. Vol.16 (1983), pp Article Author’s Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Journal Title. Issue Number and or Volume (Publication Year): Pages of Article.

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