Creating Periodical Source Notes
The following information will help you locate specific periodical and journal sources in your library as well as in writing up your Works Cited or References List at the end of your document:
- The author's full name.
- The title of the article, in quotation marks, followed by the name of the publication, underlined or in italics.
- For a scholarly journal, the volume number and, for certain journals, the issue number.
- The date of the issue. (Form varies with the type of journal or magazine.)
- The page numbers of the article. Including a + sign will indicate an article that appears on more than one page, but not on consecutive pages.
If your library classifies periodicals, the call number will be useful, however it is not required. For each source note you may also want to include a brief annotation on your impression of the usefulness of the work:
- Worth checking out in more detail
- Take a look at the works cited page
- Marginal at best