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Print Key Info Make a list to keep track of ALL the books, magazines, and websites you read as you follow your background research plan. Later this list of sources will become your bibliography. Most teachers want you to have at least three written sources of information. Write down, photocopy, or print the following information for each source you find.
You can use the Science Buddies Bibliography Worksheet to help you. Collect this information for each printed source: Collect this information for each Web Site: Try looking in these places: List the sources in alphabetical order using the author's last name.
If a source has more than one author, alphabetize using the first one. If an author is unknown, alphabetize that source using the title instead.
Overview A bibliography is a listing of the books, magazines, and Internet sources that you use in designing, carrying out, and understanding your science fair project. But, you develop a bibliography only after first preparing a background research plan — a road map of the research questions you need to answer.
Before you compose your bibliography, you will need to develop your background research plan. With your background research plan in hand, you will find sources of information that will help you with your science fair project.
As you find this information it will be important for you to write down where the sources are from. You can use the Bibliography Worksheet to help you, just print out a few copies and take them with you to the library. As you find a source, write in all of the necessary information.
This way, when you are typing your bibliography you won't need to go back to the library and find any missing information. The more information you write down about your source, the easier it will be for you to find if you want to read it again. When you are writing your report, you will use the sources in your bibliography to remind you of different facts and background information you used for your science fair project.
Each time you use some information from a source, you will need to cite the source that it came from.
To cite a source, simply put the author's name and the date of the publication in parentheses Author, date in your text.
If the person reading your report wants to find the information and read more about it, they can look up the reference in your bibliography for more detail about the source. That is why each source you use must be listed in a detailed bibliography with enough information for someone to go and find it by themselves.
Your bibliography should include a minimum of three written sources of information about your topic from books, encyclopedias, and periodicals. You may have additional information from the Web if appropriate.
Examples of Bibliography Formats There are standards for documenting sources of information in research papers.The sample papers were written by MLA staff members who are experienced college teachers. You may find that the writing and documentation seem polished.
Because the sample papers serve as models, we aimed to make them free of errors in grammar and documentation. Nevertheless, we hope that the papers usefully represent good student work. According to MLA style guidelines, the Works Cited page should appear after the body of your paper and any accompanying endnotes.
It should begin on a new page, and the pagination should continue from the body of the paper. Also use the MLA heading like you would on an essay and put a title like "____ questions".
Basically, use the essay format except instead of writing an essay answer the questions in number format permalink. Tips on Summarizing In academic writing, there are a few things to keep in mind when summarizing outside sources: Summary in Paper (MLA) To help her fulfill her Slayer duties, Buffy can always turn to Giles (DeCandido 44).
And this complete citation is in Josie's "Works Cited" list. Cite This For Me citation guides covers a lot of this additional information, so your paper is more properly prepped and less likely to get points taken off for these details.
The citation guides cover several citation styles, but the most popular are APA, Chicago Manual of style, MLA, Harvard referencing, Normas APA and Normas ABNT.
How to properly format the MLA Format Heading? This page contains general guidelines on how to properly format the heading on your research paper using the MLA format.