PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you NOT copy and paste complete citations for ebooks. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.
Print and electronic books can be cited using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . The ISBN can be found on the back cover of a book, on the back side of the title page, or in the catalog record for the book. It can also be found in databases containing sources originally produced in print. If you don't find it, we can help you. Books published before about 1967 won't have an ISBN.
To cite a book, choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:
- Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as ABC-CLIO eBooks.
- You can export citations from many of our databases. Look for next to the database name.
- If you cannot export the citation, go to NoodleTools, choose Database and then Book.
- Be sure to provide the permanent URL for your ebook. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link", Cite, or Citable Link.
- Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
- Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
- Choose Book.
- Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar.
- Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
- Enter the name of the website, and publisher if given.
- Print or In Hand = a print book, such as one found in the library
- Choose Book.
- If published after 1967, look for the ISBN and enter it into NoodleTools. If before 1967, enter all information manually.
- Make sure you have the author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.
If you have any questions, Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti are happy to help!