Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mesopotamia Project: Your Notes

An important part of the Mesopotamia project is the bibliography. A proper bibliography shows what sources you used to find information. It is a way of both giving credit to the author, and to show the reliability of your source material. The bibliography should be a separate page stapled to the back of your written report.

Please use the scoring card to help you organize your sources. Be sure there is one section for print sources and one for electronic sources. Also, you'll want to alphabetize each section. Check out the examples below to see how to format your list.

RSCH:         Methods of Acquiring and Retrieving Knowledge:  Using a Variety of Sources
Strand: Creating a bibliography to cite sources
  • Level 7    Created a proper bibliography by keeping track of both print and electronic sources used, and listing them according to the criteria given in class. Included 4 or more print AND 3 or more electronic sources.
  • Level 6    Created a proper bibliography by keeping track of both print and electronic sources used, and listing them according to the criteria given in class with 3 print, AND 2 electronic sources.
  • Level 5    Bibliography includes fewer than 3 print and 2 electronic sources OR bibliography listings are missing certain information from the required criteria given in class.
  • Level 4    Bibliography includes fewer than 3 print and 2 electronic sources OR bibliography listings are missing certain information from the required criteria given in class.

Bibliography Requirements
Print Sources
  • Title of Book/Magazine
  • Author’s Name (Last name first)
  • Publisher
  • Year of Publication
  • Article/Entry Name (for magazine or encyclopedia)
  • Page Number (for direct quotes only)
Examples:
Book: World Studies: The Ancient World
Publisher: Pearson Education Inc.
Year: 2008

Author: Armento, Beverly et al.
Book: A Message of Ancient Days
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Year: 1999

Author: Reece, Katherine
Book: The Persians: Warriors of the Ancient World
Publisher: Rourke Publishing
Year: 2005

Author: Robinson, Charles Alexander Jr.
Book: Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia
Publisher: Franklin Watts, Inc.
Year: 1962

Book: Exploring Ancient Civilizations, Volume 2
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Year: 2004
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Electronic Sources
  • Website Name
  • Sponsoring Institution
  • Title of Article/Entry
  • Author
  • Date of Last Update
  • URL of Home Page
Examples:
Website: The British Museum: Explore World Cultures
Sponsoring Institution: The British Museum
Title of Article: Sumerians
Author: none given
Date of Last Update: 2010
URL: www.britishmuseum.org

Website: Kidipede
Sponsoring Institution: Portland State University
Title of Article: Phoenicians
Author: Dr. Karen Carr
Date of Last Update: 2009
URL: www.historyforkids.org

Website: National Geographic
Sponsoring Institution: National Geographic Society
Title of Article: What’s Next for Iraq’s Treasures?
Author: Andrew Lawler
Date of Last Update: 2003
URL: www.nationalgeographic.org

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