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American Literature Poetry Project (Tolar): Citing Sources

Here are some resources to help you on your project for Mr. Tolar's class

Citing Web Sources

"Walt Whitman." Biography. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 14 May 2014.

"I Hear America Singing." Poetry for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary Ruby. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 151-165. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 14 May 2014.

Kepner, Diane. "From Spears to Leaves: Walt Whitman's Theory of Nature in 'Song of Myself.'" American Literature 51.2 (1979). Academic Search Elite. Web. 14 May 2014.

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Internal Citations using NoodleTools

Next to each citation you create in NoodleTools, you'll find a link titled "In-text reference." Click the link to get information about how to refer to that particular entry in-text, as well as a list of rules to follow for parenthetical references in general

Internal Citations from the web

Step One

List the last name of the author. If the author is an organization, list the name of the organization.


Step Two

List the page number you are referencing, if possible. This will only apply to articles that also appear in print.

Step Three

Enclose your citation in parentheses. For example, (Smith 11). If no author name is given, you may use the title of the web page in quotation marks. For example, ("10 Ways to Fish 11). If the web page or article is not paginated, omit this information from your citation. It is not necessary to give a paragraph number.

Step Four

Position your citation directly after the quoted or paraphrased passage. For example: One website suggests the best way to catch a trout is to "wiggle the line every six to eight seconds" ("10 Ways to Fish" 11)

Internal citations from print sources are similar, but in them you cite the author and page number, such as (Barrow 43).