Worth Repeating: “Quoted in”

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 7th, 2013

From time to time Fourth Form students find helpful quotes located in something other than the quote’s original source.  This is referred to as an indirect source. When parenthetically citing an indirect source, do give credit to the indirect source.  To do so, use the term “qtd. in” (stands for “quoted in”) followed by the last name of the author of the indirect source, followed by the page number on which the quote was found.

For example:

Schoder concludes that in Millville, “everybody wears plaid” (qtd. in Smith 275).

The end-of-paper, complete bibliographic citation for this same item, would then begin with the author of the indirect source.

For example:

Smith, Harry. The Fashions of St. Paul’s School. Concord: St. Paul’s Press, 2011. Print.

For additional information please see the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, page 226, section 6.4.7.  Two copies of this text are available at the Library’s front desk.

How to Cite an eBook that is Only Available on an eReader

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 29th, 2012

When citing an eBook that is only available on an eReader (meaning, an eBook that does not present its text on the web nor within a web-based database) include at the end of the citation the file name.  If the file name is not evident, use instead the name of the eReader device.

Here is an example using the Alice in Wonderland text as found on the library’s Kindle:

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Public Domain Books, 1997. N. pag. Kindle file.

The helpful folks over at Noodletools share their thoughts HERE.

Comparatively, here is a citation for an eBook that does live on the web, within one of the the library’s eBook collections.

Ingram, Susan, and Katrina Sark. Berliner Chic : A Locational History of Berlin Fashion. Chicago: Intellect, 2011. ebrary. Web. 10 Feb. 2012. <http://site.ebrary.com>.

 Questions about citing and/or Noodlebib?  Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn at (lsanborn at sps dot edu).

Image courtesy of kodomut under this Creative Common license.

Citing Indirect Sources: “Quoted in”

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 27th, 2011

From time to time fourth form students find helpful quote(s) located in something other than the quote’s original source.  This is referred to as an indirect source. When parenthetically citing an indirect source, do give credit to the indirect source.  To do so, use the term “qtd. in” (stands for “quoted in”) followed by the last name of the author of the indirect source, followed by the page number on which the quote was found.

For example:

Schoder concludes that in Millville, “everybody wears plaid” (qtd. in Smith 275).

The end-of-paper, complete bibliographic citation for this same item, would then begin with the author of the indirect source.

For example:

Smith, Harry. The Fashions of St. Paul’s School. Concord: St. Paul’s Press, 2011. Print.

For additional information please see the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, page 226, section 6.4.7.  Two copies of this text are available at the Library’s front desk.

So Cited: Parentheticals

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 27th, 2010

As the Humanities V research paper draws to a close, proofreading is in the air.

Consider using Noodlebib as a helpful guide when double-checking those parenthetical citations.

How?: When logged in to your Noodlebib account, click on your Humanities V list (what we would refer to as the paper’s bibliography) and find the citation being parenthetically cited.  Follow that citation all the way over to the right-hand side, and click parenthetical reference to reveal Noodlebib’s suggestion.

What?: Parenthetically cite when you quote, paraphrase or refer to another person’s idea(s).

Image Citations: Styling the MLA Way

By - Systems Librarian October 17th, 2008

Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant
Ohrstrom Library website has just added examples of MLA citations for three types of image sources: images found in books, images found in the ARTstor database, and images found elsewhere online.  These examples are located in the “Other Citations” PDF accessible by clicking HERE.  These guidelines should be helpful for finishing up the Humanities V Renaissance Art papers, or ask any of the librarians on duty at Ohrstrom for help with your citations.

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