Presentation on theme: "How to Write a Bibliography"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to Write a Bibliography Riverchase Middle SchoolMedia Center
2 What is a Bibliography?A bibliography is a list of sources you use in writing a reportBibliography is a Latin word meaning a list of booksBiblio=Books Graphy=ListBibliography=list of books
3 When Do We Have to Write a Bibliography? Science Fair ProjectsResearch ReportsAnytime you use someone else’s idea in a project.
4 Why Do We Have to Write a Bibliography? Ideas come from many sourcesYou must give credit to your sources for their ideasYou are guilty of plagiarism if you claim someone else’s ideas as your own.
5 Book CitationsYou 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 CitationsAuthor (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.”<(June 29, 1998).
10 CitationsYou 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 MediaCenter. <Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writersof Research Papers. 4th Ed. New York:MLA, 1995Marchant, Billy. Alien Cartoons. MarchantProductions, 1998.