Plagiarism, Citations and Bibliographies

Oakridge students learn how to be selective and responsible users of information by choosing reliable sources and giving credit where it is due.

Plagiarism is using someone else’s words, ideas, or images and passing them off as your own. Avoid plagiarism by citing sources.


A bibliography is a list of all the sources that you used for your research. It includes books, databases, websites, and interviews.

It is best to start your bibliography when you begin your research. Add citations as you find information.  List the citations in alphabetical order.

Example of a bibliography for elementary students:

“Mosquito.” World Book Kids. Web. September 29, 2017.

Munro, Jane. “A Guide to Fleas”. New York: Cap Press, 2016.

Smith, Dan.  “Why Do I Itch?”. New York: Hinton and Smith, 2010.

Thomas, Tina, Dr.  Interview. September 27, 2017.

White, Emma. “Red Bumps and Spots”. London: Alpha Books, 2013.