Quick Guide Completing Your Readings and Excerpts Log

Step 2: Log Your Content

Once you’ve selected your readings and excerpts, fill out your Readings and Excerpts Log: http://cognella.com/resources/readings_and_excerpts_log.xltm. In the Excel spreadsheet, include the title, author, publication or website address, and page range for each of your selections.

The examples included in this guide demonstrate how to provide the required information for content taken from various sources, including books, journals, websites, and content from the Cognella Digital Library.

Organizing Your Content

If you plan to organize your readings into sections or chapters, draft an organizational table of contents in Microsoft Word and provide it to your project editor. This document does not need to contain page numbers or other specifics; it simply serves as an organizational roadmap for our team.

If you’d like further guidance to create your table of contents, contact your project editor.

For Selections Taken from a Book

Add the chapter title in Column B.

Add the book title in Column C.

Add the author(s) in Column E. Be sure to include the names of translators or editors, if applicable.

Add the range of pages you’d like to use in Column F.

Turn to the book’s copyright page and fill in Columns G, H, and I with the publisher, year of publication, and ISBN.

For Selections Taken from a Journal

Add the article title in Column B.

Add the journal title, volume, and issue number in Column C.

Add the author(s) in Column E. Be sure to include the names of translators or editors, if applicable.

Add the range of pages you’d like to use in Column F.

Fill in Columns G, H, and I with the publisher, year of publication, and ISBN.

For Selections Taken from a Website

Add the title of a specific blog entry, section, or article in Column B. If you want to include sections of text found on multiple webpages, include each webpage’s unique URL. If you only want to use a portion of text found on one page, indicate where the text starts and stops.

Add the name of the website in Column C and the URL in Column D.

Add the author(s) in Column E. (If unknown, leave blank.) In Column F, include the estimated number of pages, using a calculation of 450 words per page.

In Columns G and H, fill in the publisher and year of publication.

For Selections Taken from the Cognella Digital Library

Within the Cognella Digital Library, locate the s-number ID for the selection you’d like to use.

Follow the same process for columns B–G as though you were recording readings for a book or journal article (see instructions on pages 1 or 2). Include the s-number ID in Column J.