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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

Unconventional Narrators: Circe Final Assignment: General Reference Sources


If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
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We're here to help!



A Reference Source citation has 2 parts:

  • information about the article you used: author, title of article, and page numbers if available.
  • information about the reference source as a whole: author / editor, encyclopedia title, name of publisher, place of publication, and date of publication.

Reference sources can be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) if provided. The ISBN can be found on the back cover of a book, on the back side of the title page, or in the library catalog record. 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 1967 won't have an ISBN.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia

If you use the ISBN method, you will still have to fill in the information about the specific article you used because this method only imports the information about the encyclopedia as a whole (title, editor, publisher, etc.).

To cite a reference source, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:

  • Database = a Taft Subscription Database such as Gale eBooks.
    • Click on the citation tool on the article page to determine if you can export the citation directly to NoodleTools.
  • Print or In Hand = a print book found on the shelves of the library's Reference Collection.

Next you will choose the type of source you are citing. In this case, Reference Source. Enter the information about the specific article used, and then enter information about the reference source as a whole.

If you have any questions,  Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Previti are happy to help!