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How to Write a Bibliography Riverchase Middle School Media Center
What is a Bibliography? A bibliography is a list of sources you use in writing a report Bibliography is a Latin word meaning a list of books Biblio=Books Graphy=List Bibliography=list of books
When Do We Have to Write a Bibliography? Science Fair Projects Research Reports Anytime you use someone elses idea in a project.
Why Do We Have to Write a Bibliography? Ideas come from many sources You must give credit to your sources for their ideas You are guilty of plagiarism if you claim someone elses ideas as your own.
Book Citations You need: Author. Title of Book (underlined or in italic). City of publication: Publisher, date of publication. Example: Cole, Joanna. Magic School Bus Plants Seeds. New York: Scholastic, 1995.
Magazine Citations You need: Author (if you can find it). Title of Article. Periodical Title (underlined or in italics) date: page. Example: McKelway, Margaret. The Case of the King Who Was Crazy for Castles. National Geographic World Aug. 1996: 2-6.
Print Encyclopedia Citations You need: Author of article (found in small print at the end of the article). Title of Article. Title of Encyclopedia (underlined or in italics). Date or edition. Example: Pickard, Don. Balloons. World Book Encyclopedia You need:
CD-ROM Citations Author (if available). Title of Article. Title of Product (underlined or in italics), Edition or version CD-ROM. City of Publication: Publisher, date of publication. Example: Castle. Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. Redmond, WA: Microsoft, 1996.
World Wide Web Citations You need: Author. (if known) Title of Article. Title of Complete Work (underlined or in italics). (enclosed in brackets) (date of visit in parentheses). Example: Lee, Brian. About the Middle Ages. (June 29, 1998).
Citations You need: Author. Subject line in posting. Date of publication. Personal . (Date of access). Example: Post, Itnote. How to send January Personal . (September 1, 1998).
A Sample Bibliography Aroldi, Susan. Fifth and Sixth Grade Bibliography. Instructional Media Center.