H I R O S H I M A :


by Doug Long

Below are some of the books you may find in your library that have particularly useful information on the atomic bombings of Japan. I've also included a few basic tips on writing a paper.

When writing papers it's usually a good idea to give footnotes that tell where you got your information. That way people can see that you didn't just make these things up, and they can go to your sources and get more information.

When you're reading about the atomic bombings, check to see what sources those writers used. This can help you find more information. Whether people agree with what I've written in my articles or not, I encourage them to check out the sources I've footnoted so they can think things through for themselves.

And check the index in the back of books for key words such as "atomic bomb" or "Hiroshima" or "Leo Szilard" or "Togo". This will help you find the topic you're looking for faster.

Finally, please don't plagiarize other people's work (i.e., copy from it and then say you wrote it). I know of one student who hurt his chances of getting into college because he plagiarized one of my articles. Teachers know about many of these sources, because students keep writing about them in their reports (and sometimes the teachers even study!). If you quote from a source, be sure to list the author's name, book or article title or web page address, and page number.

Good luck to you in your research. I hope to read your web page, article, or book someday. You'll be surprised at what you can do!

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