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1 At Lilburn Elementary CITING YOUR WORK

2 IMAGINE THIS A guy spends 10 years of his life researching anti-gravity. He publishes a couple papers at a college.

3 Then you write a book and use all of his information. You make millions, and never mention the guy who did all the work.

4 IT’S DISHONEST

5 WHAT COULD HAPPEN? Well, the guy could sue you. Take all your money away. And you’d get to spend the next 8 years in court and pay lawyers tons of money

6 PLUS ….

7 IT’S DISHONEST

8 Here’s what you should do

9 Give credit to the author of the information you are using.

10 NOT ONLY BOOKS but online encyclopedias, newspapers, YouTube videos, maps, graphs, pictures – everything you use!

11 THIS IS CALLED A “BIBLIOGRAPHY” This is the name of the last page of your report. This is where you list all those “sources” of information. Put them in ABC order – by author.

12 BIBLIOGRAPHY (NOT BIOGRAPHY)

13 LET’S DISSECT “BIBLIOGRAPHY” The root word “graph” means “to write” in Greek. Biblio-GRAPH-y But wait, if you speak Spanish, you are in luck!

14 What is a bibliotheca? Yes, a library So, biblio—graphy = to write about your library!

15 NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH: Biography – bio-graph-y “bio” means life in Greek “graph” means to write To write about life. All biographies are about real people who lived.

16 WHAT SHOULD IT LOOK LIKE? Here’s an easy cheat code for a bibliography: Think of a Title Page of a book. Everything on the title page of a book should be in a bibliography – even the copyright date on the back (except the illustrator -- nobody cares about the illustrator.  )

17 HERE’S AN EXAMPLE Campbell, Lisa, My Life on Mars. Atlanta: Apple Valley Publishing, Now think of a title page – voila!

18 Campbell, Lisa, My Life on Mars. Atlanta: Apple Valley Publishing, authortitle publishercopyright Where it was published

19 ASK FOR A BIBLIOGRAPHY SHEET FROM ANYONE IN THE MEDIA CENTER.

20 By: Lisa Campbell


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