Parts of a Book

Let’s take a closer look….

Parts of a Book
• Spine (call number) • Cover (Title, Author, Illustrator) • Title Page • Copyright Page • Table of Contents (not all books have) • Preface (author comments, not all books

Parts of a Book
•Body (main part of the book) •Glossary (mini dictionary, not all books have) •Index (alphabetical listing of all important

Title Page

• First page of a book By Lisa Barnett • Title • Author ( or Editor) Illustrated by • Illustrator Mrs. Tompkins • Publisher • Place of Publication Kings Chapel

The Biography of Mrs. Kinnas


Perry, Georgia

Copyright Page
• Back side of Title Page • Copyright Date – when was the book Published? (think of it like your birthday)
– Why is knowing this date important? – There can be more than one copyright date (illustrations)

• Edition
– Why is knowing this important?

Copyright Page
• Copyright information
– Paragraph about all rights being reserved, no copies, reprints, etc. without permission

• ISBN – International Standard Book Number
– Used for ordering – Every book has a unique number

Table of Contents
• Follows the Title and Copyright pages • Chapter Headings (titles of Chapter 1 What is an Ant page 3 each chapter)
Chapter 2 Why ants build nests Chapter 3 Where ants live Chapter 4 What ants eat

page 5 page 9

page 11

Purpose of the T of C
• Quick and easy overview of book • Gives general idea of what the book is about
– General information, not specific – Does it have what you need to know? – Review chapter to see if it has

A bibliography is a list of citations made up of all the sources you consulted in preparation for writing a research paper. Even if you do not directly quote an item in your research paper, you should still cite it in your bibliography if you used it to gain

• Each citation in the bibliography is a description of the essential elements of each work consulted. This includes, but is not limited to, the title, author, publisher, and date of publication of each work. • Citations are constructed using strict rules regarding punctuation, text format, and paragraph indentation. Each citation style (Chicago, APA, ASA, and MLA) has different rules. • The bibliography in a typical research paper is presented in alphabetical


• Taking other people's ideas and presenting them as your own is a crime. When you are writing a research paper, you must tell your readers which ideas were not your own. A bibliography will help you do this. • Will help you learn about your topic, discover the experts and important writings in your field, • Will direct your readers who want to learn more about your topic to other resources. • Familiarize you with keywords you can use to conduct more extensive searches

Why have a Bibliography?

• List of topics or subjects • Located in back of the book • Alphabetical order • Gives very specific information – details of contents of the book

What’s it good for?
• Helps put information in order

• Reduces the time you

The Glossary
• Back of book • Alphabetical Order • Mini-Dictionary • New or difficult words – key words

What’s it good for?
• If you do not understand a word in the book • Find definitions and spellings quickly

What do you remember?
• Title Page • Copyright Page • Table of Contents • Index • Glossary

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