2 Learning Outcomes Front Matter Text Back Matter This tutorial will explain the different partsof a book. The student will learn thedifference between:Front MatterTextBack Matter
3 Cover & SpineCover – Outside of a book. It protects or encloses the book.Spine – The edge of a book facing outwards when shelved.Often a library book’scall number can be foundon the bottom of the spine.
4 FRONT MATTER Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Page Table of ContentsForeword and PrefaceIntroduction
5 Title Page The page at the beginning of the book, usually containing: Title of the bookSubtitle (if any)Author/s,PublisherIllustrator/s,Editor/s or translator/s
6 Copyright Page This contains: Copyright notice Publisher’s address Year of publicationSubsequent editionsISBN numberEdition number
7 Dedication PageA page where the author dedicates the book to someone
8 Table of Contents A list of the book’s contents showing page numbers, arranged by:Chapter,Section, and/orSubsection
9 Foreword & Preface A foreword is a statement by someone other than the author. The author’sown statement about the work isusually calledthe preface.
10 Introduction The introduction is usually in front of the text , this part of the front matter will haveArabic numbers (ex: 1,2,3) rather thanRoman numerals (ex: i, ii, iii.)It contains informationabout the book,not the subjectmatter.
12 Text or Body The words of the book. Usually separated by parts and/or chapters.
13 Running Heads Headings at the tops of pages, functions as signposts. Typically, the left page has thebook or part title and the right page has thechapter title.
14 BACK MATTERGlossaryBibliographyIndexAppendixErrata
15 Glossary An alphabetical list of definitions of difficult words in the back of the book.
16 Bibliography List of books, articles, and/or websites used or referred by the author located at the endof the book.
17 Index A list of names and subjects in alphabetical order with their page numbers at the end ofa book.
18 Appendix Extra information placed near the end of the book. Usually containingexplanations that arenot essential to the text,but could be helpfulto the reader.Ex: charts, tables, texts ofdocuments, surveys,questionnaires, etc.
19 ErrataA list of errors and their corrections,with their locations.
20 Student Competencies Now you’ve learned: The sections located in the front part of a book called Front Matter.How the section of a book called Text are divided.The sections located in the back of a book called Back Matter.Created by Rebecca Guillen 3/1/2012