Fact Monster Homework T8biblio Html

By Colin Dunbar

Footnotes are common in many non-fiction books, and are notes or references found at the bottom of the page. You can add these as you write your book, or you can add them afterwards. Endnotes are found at the end of the book, listed consecutively.

An alphabetical index is found in most non-fiction books (sadly, some do not have an index), and the index is to make it easier for your reader to find specific information in your book.

Lastly, the bibliography is also found in non-fiction books. If you have used other books in your research, it is professional (and legal) courtesy to include a bibliography in your book.

Insert Footnote

Click your pointer at the end of the word you want to create the footnote for.

Click the References tab.

Click the Insert Footnote button.

The footnote area will display at the bottom of the page, and the pointer will be in position. Type your footnote (or you can copy and paste your text).

When you are done, you can continue typing on the page. The footnote reference number will be inserted at the end of the word in your text, e.g. Footnote1.

Repeat the above procedure for each footnote you want to add.

To move from one footnote to the next, click the References tab, then click the Next Footnote drop down menu. Choose the option you want:

Insert Endnote

Click the References tab.

Click the Insert Endnote button.

The footnote area will display at the end of your book, and the pointer will be in position. Type your endnote (or you can copy and paste your text).

When you are done, you can return to where you stopped and continue typing.

Create Index

The purpose of an index is to allow the reader to find important information quickly. It should be an intelligent list and not a list of automatically compiled keywords with page references.

There are two parts in creating an index: first your mark the index item, and then you insert the index at the end of your book.

Select the term or terms that you want to have in your index.

Press Alt + Shift + X (or click the References tab, and use the Mark Entry button).

Click the Mark button.

The Show/Hide feature will be turned on after you click the Mark button, and you will see the field for the marked index entry, as shown below.

Mark your index entries as you type your document, or mark the entries after you have finished typing your manuscript. Note that this can be time consuming.

Inserting the Index

When you are done marking your entries, place your cursor at the point where you want to insert your index (usually at the end of the document).

Click the References tab.

Click the Insert Index button.

Check that the Index tab is clicked.

To create a formal index, click the Right align page numbers checkbox.

Click OK.

The index will be inserted at the place where your pointer is.

If you make changes to your document, or add index entries, you can update the index quickly.

You will notice that the index is shaded gray. Press F9 to update the index.

Inserting a Bibliography

If you have referenced other works in your book, you will need to add a bibliography. This can be done easily in Word.

Creating a bibliography is similar to the index, in that there are 2 parts.

Click at the end of the text that is referenced from the third party book (see below).

Click the References tab.

Click the Insert Citation drop-down menu.

Type the details for the book you are referencing.

Click OK.

The reference will display in your test.

Click at the top of the page where you want your bibliography to be (remember, this is one of your End Matter pages). You don’t need to type a heading, as this is automatically added by Word.

Click the References tab.

Click the Bibliography drop-down menu.

Click the Bibliography type you want to use.

The bibliography will be inserted on the page.

For information about bibliographies, see this link: http://www.factmonster.com/homework/t8biblio.html

And that’s a wrap with formatting your hard copy book.  Starting with the next post, we look at formatting your book for the Kindle.

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DAR Topic 2017-18

Frances Bland Randolph Chapter NSDAR

"World War 1: Remembering the War to End All Wars"


The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.  Imagine you are living in 1918.  State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life.  Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the US in the years to come.

Rough Drafts should be completed the week of October 6, 2017

Final Due Date: November 3, 2017

Research sites for information to get you going:

Crash Course in WWI


Results of WWI


History.com World War I video


History.com World War I Legacy of the War video


PBS - The Great War: American Experience (You have to use a membership to view this video)


America's Homefront During WWI


YouTube Videos about WW1 Propaganda


The Atlantic - WWI Issue (Thank you for guiding me here, Tod!)



Effects of WWI on America - Historama


National Archives - WWI Centennial


World War 1 - Primary Sources - Docs Teach


PBS Newshour - How does WWI impact the US today?


From Syria to Black Lives Matter - Three ways WWI impacts America today


WWI Propaganda Slides


Library of Congress



Lots of links and information at the Library of Congress site... 

Find Primary Sources for your research


Women in War


Effects of WWI on America





Great article on effects of war - and on children


How War Changed the role of Women in America


The Week.com - The Women of World War 1


Impact of WWI on Virginia


Virginia Women and the First World War


Richmond Times Dispatch WWI and Virginia's Role


I encourage you to consider asking yourself a few questions for preplanning:

  • Where are you “living”?
  • Have you or anyone in your “family” been directly involved in the Great War or the War Efforts on the homefront?
  • Did anything (an event of the war, loss of finances, women taking on jobs, loss of property, new industry, having to move, propaganda, etc.) during the war impact your daily life?
  • What were some positive changes that happened in America because of the Great War?
  • What were some negative changes that happened in America because of the Great War?
  • Do you think any of these changes will impact America, or the world, in years to come?
  • What are your plans moving forward from 1918?

Remember this is in Google Classrooms to organize for your pre-planning.  Ask Ms. Martin for the Class Code to access it online for you to type on it.

Writing the Bibliography can be tricky... students need to retain information from the resources they use to take notes. Then, they can format their bibliographies.




There are a lot more pages out there to help with Bibliographies, but these should get you started and keep you on track.

Here are some Bibliography Generators - put your information into it and they will generate your format:

•Citation Machine:






Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt


Check for Plagiarism: (this is a paid site, but you can search Google for another option)


Sample for Title Page:

“World War 1: Remembering the War to End All Wars”



Hopewell, VA 23860



Carter G. Woodson Middle School

Grade X

Frances Bland Randolph Chapter of NSDAR

xxx words


Rubric for DAR Essay


Title Page

  • Title of Topic – “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars”
  • Contestant’s full name, address, phone, email
  • Contestant’s Grade level
  • Name of sponsoring DAR Chapter
  • Number of words in essay (600-1000)


  • At least 3 Sources
  • Sources are formatted correctly


Historical and geographic accuracy (everything is reasonable) - Includes where you are living

Stayed on topic - the student describes how the end of the war will impact their daily life

Includes pros and cons of the changes the Great War introduced to society

Organization of essay (beginning, middle, end)

Spelling and punctuation – including proper dialogue usage

Correct grammar throughout (verb tenses the same)

The student discusses how they imagine those changes will impact the US in years to come

*** Remember this paper is taking place AFTER THE WAR HAS ENDED! You are discussing changes the war brought after it has ENDED. 

All Essays 600-1000 words

Times New Roman font 12-14, or handwritten in black ink


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