Year 7 Information Literacy Programme: Bibliographies


(not to be confused with Biographies!)


We touched very briefly on Bibliographies when we were evaluating books  – did they have one or something similar for example “Further Reading” usually at the back of the book near the index?


What does Bibliographies mean?

A few suggest that it is something to do with the Bible and we chat about word origins – Biblio being latin for book.


Moving on I share some videos about Plagiarism from Plato online, and emphasise that copying, and copying and pasting is cheating.


Students are amazed that this is the case. “But surely the people who put things on the internet know they are going to be copied?” said one innocent student. I pointed out that this wasn’t the case and gave “creative commons” as one example where the author or creator can give usage rights away depending upon use.


They continue to be amazed when they hear that TDA students have been ‘kicked off’ courses because of this plagiarism or cheating.


“But what happens if it’s a really good idea?”


Then you can use it IF you say where you found it! – put it into quotes and list the book; website; article in your……


wait for it…..





I demonstrate the order


Author, Date, Title, Place & Publisher


and where to find that information before setting them a challenge to create a mini bibliography on a topic of their choice.


Football, cricket and make-up are popular choices, but ghosts, athletics, and scouting are examples of some of the rarer topics chosen.

So a quick reminder about using the subject indexes and then we’re off to the MRC to find books to include in our bibliographies.


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