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1 How to Write a Bibliography
Riverchase Middle School Media Center

2 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

3 When Do We Have to Write a Bibliography?
Science Fair Projects Research Reports Anytime you use someone else’s idea in a project.

4 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 else’s ideas as your own.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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

8 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.

9 World Wide Web Citations
You need: Author. (if known) “Title of Article.” Title of Complete Work (underlined or in italics). <full http address> (enclosed in brackets) (date of visit in parentheses). Example: Lee, Brian. “About the Middle Ages.” <http://geocities.com/Athens/6501/middle.html> (June 29, 1998).

10 Citations You need: Author. <Author’s address> “Subject line in posting.” Date of publication. Personal . (Date of access). Example: Post, Itnote. “How to send ” January Personal . (September 1, 1998).

11 A Sample Bibliography Aroldi, Susan. “Fifth and Sixth Grade
Bibliography. “Instructional Media Center. <http://idt.net/~saroldi/bibliography6.html. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 4th Ed. New York: MLA, 1995 Marchant, Billy. Alien Cartoons. Marchant Productions, 1998.


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