6th Grade - Write Research Reports

 
     
 
     
 
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Write research reports
Write research reports: Include a bibliography.
Be able to compile a bibliography (list of sources used for research)
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a research report? (informative writing based on research)

(2)

What is a source? (information that is cited in your research as evidence)


(3)

What is bibliography? (a list of your sources)

(4)

Why are bibliographies usually a required element of research reports? (to verify where your information came from)

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Can you just make a list of the sources you used? (No; there is a format to follow and entries are in alphabetical order)

Learning Tips

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BOOKS WITH ONE AUTHOR

Author's last name, Author's first name. Title. Place of publication: publisher, publication date.

example:


Ricciuti, Edward R. What on Earth is a Capybara? Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch, 1995.

You try it: Amazing Spiders by Alexander Parsons. Written in 1990. Published by Knopf, New York.

(Parson, Alexander. Amazing Spiders. New York: Knopf, 1990.)

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BOOKS WITH TWO AUTHORS

First Author's last name, First Author's first name, and Second Author's first name Second Author's last name. Title. Place of publication: publisher, publication date.

example:

Chapman, Gillian and Pam Robson. Exploring Time. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1994.


You try it: African-American Inventors, by Patricia and Frederick McKissak. Published in 1994 by Millbrook Press, Brookfield.

(McKissack, Patricia, and Fredrick McKissack. African-American

Inventors. Brookfield: Millbrook Press, 1994.)

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BOOKS - NO AUTHOR GIVEN

Title. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication.

example:

Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World: 40,000 B.C. to Present Day. New York: Kingfisher, 1993.


You try it:


Author unknown, World Travel Guide, published in 2002 by SF Travel Publications, London.


(World Travel Guide. London: SF Travel Publications, 2002.)


(4)

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE, UNSIGNED

Name of encyclopedia. year ed., vol., "Title of article."

example:

Encyclopedia of Mammals, 1996, vol. 14, "Tree Squirrels."

You try it:

Spiders.” The World Book Encyclopedia. 1997 ed.

(World Book Encyclopedia, 1997, “Spiders.”)

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MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of article," Name of magazine, date of magazine, page number(s).

example:

Witkowski, Mary. "Ancient Kivas: Yesterday and Today," Cobblestone, September 1999, pp. 7-9.

You try it:

Be a Nature Detective” by Deborah Churchman, Ranger Rick Magazine, March 1999, pages 28-31

(Churchman, Deborah. “Be a Nature Detective.” Ranger Rick Mar. 1999,

pp. 28-31.)


(6)

Title of CD-ROM (CD-ROM). "Title of article." Place of Publication: Publisher, date.

example:

1995 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (CD -ROM). "Kolanuts." Danbury, CT: Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc., 1995.


You try it:

Spiders.” Grolier's New Multimedia Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. Danbury,

CT: Grolier, 1998.



(Grolier's New Multimedia Encyclopedia (CD-ROM). “Spiders.” Danbury,

CT: Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc, 1998. )


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INTERNET

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Document." (Online) Document date. URL (visited: Date of visit).

example:

Salda, Michael. "Cinderella Project." (Online) December, 1997. http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/cinderella/cinderella.html (visited: December 8, 1999).

 

You try it:

 

<http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/LanguageArt

s/Anasi/timgilbertwebquest.html>. “Anansi The Spider.” by Tim Gilbert. Manteno Community Unit School District #5, Manteno, IL. April 9, 2003

 

(Gilbert, Tim. “Anansi The Spider.” (Online) April 9, 2003.

<http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/LanguageArt

s/Anasi/timgilbertwebquest.html>.)

 

 

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Arrangement of items in a bibliography:

If the author is unknown, start your citation with the title.

Arrange the citations in alphabetical order by the first words, ignoring "A," "An," and "The" when they are the first word of the title.

The first line of each citation is not indented. The second line is indented (usually 1/2").


(9)

Put these in the correct order.


Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World: 40,000 B.C. to Present Day. New York: Kingfisher, 1993.


Chapman, Gillian and Pam Robson. Exploring Time. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1994.


Encyclopedia Americana, 1992, vol. 5, "Cassatt, Mary," by Frederick A. Sweet.



Extra Help Problems

(1)

Create bibliography entries for the following entries. You may have to look on the Internet for complete information (i.e. publisher, city, publication date.)

(2)


Duncan, Lois. The Third Eye.


(3)

Ehrlich, Amy. Where It Stops, Nobody Knows.

(4)

Duncan, Lois. I Know What You Did Last Summer.


(5)

Duncan, Lois. Don't Look Behind You.


(6)

Doyle, Arthur Conan. Hound of the Baskervilles.


(7)

Cross, Gillian. Tightrope.


(8)

An Amazing Egg by Susan James. Compass Point, 2002.


(9)


Animals Hatch from Eggs by Elaine Pascoe; photographs by Dwight Kuhn. G. Stevens, 2002,


(10)


Bird Eggs by Helen Frost. Pebble Books, 1999


(11)

Butterfly Eggs by Helen Frost. Pebble Books, 1999.

(12)

The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo Project. Embryo.soad.umich.edu/index.html


 

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Vers. 8.03. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 1995. "Civil War, U. S." 1996 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia.

 

(15)

The World Book Encyclopedia,1998."Civil War."

(16)

25 Nov. 2002, "Electronic Morphine" by George Will, Newsweek page 9.

(17)

"Using Sensor Signals to Analyze Fires." By Samuel Hellerman. Fire Technology magazine, pp. 295-308, 2003.

(18)

"Violent Web Site Debated," by Daranciang, Nelson. 8 Apr. 2004, pg. A3. Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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