CRLS Research GuideCambridge Rindge And Latin Research Guide
Making Source Cards
Tip Sheet 4
Ask these questions:
What are they?
They are index cards (you can also use notebook pages, a word processing document or database document) on which you put all of the information you will need about all the sources you use.
Why will I need them?
- identify the sources of quotations and ideas for citing your sources later (giving credit to your sources).
- find sources again if you need them.
- make your works cited (a list of the sources from which you used borrowed material in your project).
How to do it:
Code each source its own number, starting with the number 1. You will later link your notes to these code numbers.
Sample Source Cards:
There are many, many different types of sources: books, websites, videos, tv shows, people, to name a few.
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.
Ты видел кольцо. Двухцветный замер. Как правильно ответить. - Viste el anillo? - настаивал обладатель жуткого голоса.