Many students come in to our library to do research. One of the most common things you ask us is "My teacher says I have to do a bibliography. How do I do that?" Well, here's our tips about bibliographies - what they are and how to make them.
What is a bibliography (bib-li-og-ra-phy)?
A bibliography is a list of the books of a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.
Why do I need to make a bibliography?
A bibliography helps you know where you got your information from and it lets your teacher know you are giving proper credit for your sources of information.
What do I include in a bibliography?
You should list every source you use such as a book, a movie, a website, an interview or any information that did not come from you
Where do I put the bibliography for my assignment?
The bibliography goes at the end of your assignment. The title of this page should be Bibliography or Works Cited
How to…Make a Bibliography
*Alphabetize by author’s last name.
*If no author, go by the first main word of the title.
*Use the bibliography style that your teacher requests. If you are not given a particular style to follow, use the guide below.
1. Book with one author:
Blodgett, E.D. Alice Munro. Boston: Twayne, 1988.
2. Book with more than one author:
Elwood, Ann, and Linda C. Wood. Windows in Space. New York: Walker, 1982.
3. Article in a magazine:
Daglish, Brenda, “A Matter of Interest.” Maclean’s, February 15, 1993, pp.36-37.
4. Article in a newspaper:
Smith, Beverly, “Canadians Skate to Gold Medal,” The Globe and Mail, March 11, 1993. p. A1.
5. Article in an encyclopedia:
Humber, William. “Bicycling.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988.
6. Video or Film:
Shooting Stars. Videotape. National Film Board of Canada (Toronto), 1987. 49 min., 30 sec.
7. Radio or television program:
“Haida Gwaii – Islands of the People.” Nature. PBS, December 19, 1992.
Delaney, Daphne (musician). Personal interview, Toronto, April 10, 2006.
9. Information from the Internet:
Include the web site address and the date the information was researched.
http://www.cableeducation.ca (January 1, 2001)
You will all have to study for a test at some time or another so we've put together some tips to help make it easier.
Preparing for the test
• Record the dates of your tests in your agenda
• Make sure you bring home all the books and materials you will need to study
• Keep up-to-date on your assignments
• Take notes in class
• Ask questions if you are unclear or don’t understand what is being taught
• Learn new information as you come to it – don’t wait until test time to learn everything
• Try to study at the same time and same place every day
• Take short breaks of 5-10 minutes if you have to study for a long period of time
• Make sure your study area has good air flow, is well lit, and that all your supplies are in one area
• Make sure to remove any distractions such as the T.V., radio or computer
• Study sitting at a desk or table – studying in a bed or comfy chair may make you too drowsy
• Ask your parents to quiz you on what you have studied for the test
• If it would be helpful, find a study buddy
• Don’t go to school on an empty stomach because hunger will interfere with your concentration
• Arrive early so you will have some time to relax
• Look over the entire test when it is handed out
• Pay close attention to the directions given on the test
• For multiple choice questions, try to answer the question before reading the choices. If you’re right one of the choices will match your answer
• Try the easy questions first because sometimes answers become clearer after you take a second look
• If you have to skip a question, be sure to mark it so you remember to come back to it. You don’t want to leave any questions blank
• Stay positive and keep concentrating on the answers you do know
• Be sure to leave some time to read over your answers
• Remember the better you study, the better you will do on your test
Atlas of Canada http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/index.html
CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
Dictionary of Canadian Biography http://www.biographi.ca/
National Library of Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/
Bilingual site covers Confederation, explorers, wars and other aspects of Canadian history, as well as music and literature for adults and children.
Science Net http://sciencenet.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Aide de devoirs
Canadian Parents for French http://members.shaw.ca/cpf99/CPF-FIAL-0030-Fr-Education-Related.html