Once you determine that a source is relevant to your research, create a source card right away to keep your information organized (and to document the source properly!) A source card should contain . . .
- All documentation information in MLA format
- A summary of relevant information from the source
- A relevant direct quote from the source
Be sure to number your source cards as well. Here is an example of a source card.
Levy, Jo Ann
They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California God Rush
University of Oaklahoma Press, Norman: 1992
Laguna Creek Library (location of source)
This source is relevant to my research because
A direct quote, relevant to my research, from this source: (Be sure to include page number on which you found the quote)