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SHS Grades 3-4

General information:

Create each entry with a hanging-indent of 0.5 inches so that the first line starts at the left margin, and the rest of the lines are automatically indented.

Organize all of your entries on the bibliography page in alphabetical order by the first word in the entry.

If you cannot find part of the required information, skip it in your citation.  First, talk with your teacher about finding your missing information!


Author’s last name, first name. Title of the Book.

Wood, June Rae. The Man Who Loved Clowns.

McKissack, Patricia C., and Fredrick L. McKissack. Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts.

Print Encyclopedia

Author’s last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Title.

Gillmor, Desmond A. “Ireland.” The World Book Encyclopedia.

Online Newspaper, Magazine, or Encyclopedia

Author’s last name, first name (if available). “Title of Web Site in Quotation Marks.” <URL in brackets>

Baker, Amelia. “Girls Get the Grade.” <>

Johnson, Jamie. “McGwire Hits His 100th Home Run.” <>

Web Page on the WWW

Author’s last name, first name (if available). Title of Web Site in Italics. <URL in brackets>

Smith, Joe. The Amazing World of Animals. <http://www.amazing>

SIRS Discoverer (Online Periodical Database)

Author's name. "Title of the Article." Original Source of Article Name of the Database Used. Name of the Service. <URL of service's homepage>

Miller, Claire. "Prickly Prowlers." Ranger Rick SIRS Discoverer. <>

"Dinosaurs." The World Almanac for Kids 2004 SIRS Discoverer. <>

"World Trade Center." Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia SIRS Discoverer. <>

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