• Creating a Bibliography

     

         A bibliography is a list of the sources you use in doing research.  There are certain ways to list books, encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, and other sources of information.  Be sure that you follow the correct form for each, including the proper punctuation and capitalization.

         The word Bibliography should be written in the center of the top line of the page and the list of all the sources of information you used should be written in alphabetical order.  Use the examples below to help you.

     

    Basic Rules for Bibliographies:

    *Alphabetize by first word (whether author or title).

    *Underline the title of books or magazines.  If you type your paper on a computer, you can use italics instead of underlining.

    *Put quotation marks around the titles of articles.

    *Include the month, day, and year for daily or weekly magazines or newspapers.

    *Indent after the first line if the reference takes more than one line.

    *End each item in the bibliography with a period.

     

    Examples:

     

    ·        Book with a single author

     

    Fradin, Dennis (1996).  Georgiain Words and Pictures.  Chicago, IL:  Children’s Press.

     

    ·        Book with more than one author

     

    Dell, R. M., and D. A. J. Rand Understanding Batteries. Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001.

     

    ·        Book with no author listed

     

    The World Almanac and Book of Facts (1997). New York, NY:  Newspaper Enterprises Association.

     

     

     

    ·        Encyclopedia article with author given

     

    Griffith, Harold (1996).   “Acid Rain.”  The World Book Encyclopedia, 1 , Chicago, IL:  World Book.  pp. 31-38.

     

    ·        Encyclopedia article with no author given

     

    “Acid Rain”.  The World Book Encyclopedia, 1 Chicago, IL:  World Book.  pp. 31-38.

     

    ·        Magazine article with author given

     

    Warner, Margaret.  (1989).  “A class of american diplomacy.”  Newsweek.  October 30, 1989.  pp. 62-63.

     

    ·        Magazine article with no author given

     

    “A class of american diplomacy.”  (1989).  Newsweek.  October 30, 1989.  pp. 62-63.

     

    ·        Newspaper article with author given

     

    Keen, Judy.  (1994).  “Relief Pouring into Bay Area.” (1994).   USAToday, Section A., October 12, 1994, p. 4.

     

    ·        Newspaper article with no author given

     

    “Relief Pouring into Bay Area.”  (1994).  USATODAY

     

    ·        Pamphlet

     

    “Georgia Driver’s Handbook.”  (1996). Department of Transportation.  Atlanta, GA:  State Government Printing Office.

     

    ·        Personal interview

     

    Maple, Terry.  Executive Director, Zoo Atlanta.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Telephone interview, November 12, 1997.

     

    ·        For a Videotape

     

    “Life in Pioneer America.” (1992). Washington, DC:  National Geographic Society

     

    ·        For an internet site

     

    Lord, Gillian. “Sebastian Cabot.”  6 November 1997

    http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/sebastian.html 

     

     

    Note that the author’s name is used if given.  The first date tells the date the document was written, if that is given.  The date after the address of the web page is the date of the visit.

     


     

    Bibliography Worksheet

    Note: You won’t fill in every item depending on the type of source.

     Name: _____________________________

    This source is a: _ Book _ Magazine _ Newspaper _ Website _ Other_______________

    Author’s Last Name First Name Middle Initial

    Date Published

    Title of Publication or Website

    Title of Article

    (periodicals, encyclopedias, websites)

    Place Published

    (books only)

    Publisher

    (books only)

    Editor

    (if applicable)

    Edition

    (if applicable)

    Volume Number

    (periodicals or encyclopedias)

    Page Number(s)

    Website is a _ Company _ Organization _ Government _ Newspaper/Magazine _ Other_________

    The URL is http://

    (websites only)

    Last Date of Access (websites only)

     

    This source is a: _ Book _ Magazine _ Newspaper _ Website _ Other_______________

    Author’s Last Name First Name Middle Initial

    Date Published

    Title of Publication or Website

    Title of Article

    (periodicals, encyclopedias, websites)

    Place Published

    (books only)

    Publisher

    (books only)

    Editor

    (if applicable)

    Edition

    (if applicable)

    Volume Number

    (periodicals or encyclopedias)

    Page Number(s)

    Website is a _ Company _ Organization _ Government _ Newspaper/Magazine _ Other_________

    The URL is http://

    (websites only)

    Last Date of Access (websites only)