MLA Format Electronic Bibliography Cards

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MLA PowerPoint Bibliography
and Note Cards
How to create electronic source cards
and notecard.
Instructions
• This PowerPoint outlines the use of electronic
note taking techniques you will use for your
research project.
Instructions
• “Electronic bibliography cards” and note-cards
can easily be sorted by going to “view” and
choosing “slide sorter”. Highlight and drag
“cards” into the order needed. This helps you
create an outline easily and quickly.
Instructions
• You may print out cards as individual pages, or
choose handouts on the print screen to print
several to a page.
• It is also easier to copy and paste direct quotes.
• Your source is easily identified for citation
purposes.
Setting up your cards
• Every time you choose a source, make a
source card. You can complete your MLA
citation using an online bibliography creator
like bibme.org or easybib.com:
• http://www.bibme.org/
http://www.easybib.com/cite/view
Setting up your citation
Directions for creating citations for your
cards using bibme.org and
easybib.com
Setting up your cards
• Choose Website
• Paste the URL into
the space provided
• Click Load info or
Cite this
Setting up your cards
Bibme.org
• Click Add to
My
Bibliography
• or
• Click Create
Citation
Easybib.com
Setting up your cards
• Copy citation
Bibme.org
Easybib.com
Setting up your cards –
Sample source citation
Stovall, James G.. Writing for the Mass Media
(7th Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon,
2008.
Setting up your cards
• Choose one of these 2 layouts for your cards:
Setting up your cards
• Once you have the citation, copy it and paste
it into a slide at the top or on the side,
depending on the layout you have chosen.
• Note: the split screen option tends to be
easier.
Setting up your cards – Sample
source citation – split screen
Stovall, James G..
Writing for the Mass
Media (7th Edition).
Boston, MA: Allyn &
Bacon, 2008.
Setting up your cards
This will serve as a source card.
Now, when you take notes, you will simply
make a duplicate slide and put your notes
under the source.
Setting up your cards –
sample notecards
Stovall, James G.. Writing for the Mass Media
(7th Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon,
2008.
Sampling first gained hold as musical practice
called “dub”, created by Jamaican musicians
in the 1960s. (p.202)
Setting up your cards – sample
notecards – split screen
Stovall, James G..
Writing for the Mass
Media (7th Edition).
Boston, MA: Allyn &
Bacon, 2008.
• Sampling first
gained hold as
musical practice
called “dub”, created
by Jamaican
musicians in the
1960s. (p.202)
Setting up your cards by topic
As you take notes, you can use the header of
the slide to identify the subject/topic of your
note for sorting into an outline later.
Topic: Sampling
Stovall, James G.. Writing for the Mass Media
(7th Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon,
2008.
Sampling first gained hold as musical practice
called “dub”, created by Jamaican musicians
in the 1960s. (p.202)
Sorting Cards
• You can later sort your cards according to
topic to create an outline.
Sorting Slides
At the bottom of the
PowerPoint screen, click
on the 2nd viewer. It is
the one that has 4
panes to represent
slides.
The Screen will look like
this:
Sorting Cards
• Click on the slide you want to move.
• It will be outlined.
• Simply drag the slide where you want it in
your outline.
(You can also drag the slide on the left side of
the viewer window, but this sometimes is
more difficult.)
Making An Outline
On the left side of your screen, if you click
“outline” you will see the slides in outline format.
Saving an Outline
Go to file, click print. Choose Outline from the drop down menu under Print
What.
Saving an Outline as a PDF file.
Instead of printing, click on PDF, choose save as PDF.
Saving an Outline as a PDF file.
Choose Use .pdf. You now have a saved outline.
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