Sample Bibliography Cards
• You must give proper credit to all sources to avoid any hint of plagiarism.
• Write down all necessary documentation information before you start to take notes.
• Use one index card for each source, and use a special color or size for bibliography cards.
• Consult the Bibliography/Works Cited page to be sure you list all the necessary information and
punctuate it correctly.
• Write neatly!
Blumberg, Rhoda. York’s Adventures
with Lewis and Clark. New York:
Harper Collins, 2004.
“Understanding Cancer Treatment.”
MayoClinic.com. 4 Dec. 2002.
Mayo Foundation for Medical
Education and Research. 3 March
Magazine or Newspaper
A Work from InfoTrac
Guterl, Fred. “Mission to Mercury.”
Discover Apr. 2004: 34-41.
Morrell, Virginia. “Lost Chimps.”
International Wildlife Sept-Oct 1996:
12-22. General Reference Center
Gold. InfoTrac. Shore Country Day
School Lib., Beverly, MA. 2 March
Taking Notes for Research
• Use index cards for taking notes.
• Write one idea on each card.
1. Topic of notes in upper left hand corner
2. Author and title or bibliography card number in upper right corner
3. Page numbers on which information was found in lower right corner
• Kinds of notes:
1. Summary: To record the general idea of a long paragraph, several paragraphs, or a chapter,
summarize in your own words.
2. Paraphrase: Restate particular ideas or pieces of information from a small section in your own
3. Quotation: For a passage that is particularly significant or well-stated, you may quote it word
for word. Be sure to use quotation marks.
Date of access
Title of article
Name of magazine
Title of the site
Date of Access