Creating Electronic Source Notes
The following information will help you locate specific entries in electronic library databases and other Internet sources as well as in writing up your Works Cited or References List at the end of your document:
- The author's full name, if one is available (many Web pages do not list authors).
- The editor's full name, if indicated.
- The title of the database entry, Web page, Gopher page, or message.
- The name of the database, Web site, newsgroup or mailing list, or Gopher site in which you found the source.
- The Internet address - or URL - of sources you found on the Internet. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. (See the unit, "Using the World Wide Web," for details.)
- The date the source was created or last updated.
- The date you accessed the source.
For each source note, you may also want to include a brief annotation on your impression of the usefulness of the work:
- Use in the introduction
- Best I've seen yet
- Use only if other sources don't work out