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How to Cite Your Sources...


SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
GUIDE TO PREPARING BIBLIOGRAPHY / WORKS CITED

When doing research and writing a report, it is always necessary to name the source(s) of your information.  This list of sources is called a bibliography / works cited.  A bibliography should be listed alphabetically.  The second line of an entry should be indented.  Skip a line after each entry.

[ Book ] [ Encyclopedia ] [ Magazine & Newspaper ] [ Internet ]
[ Audiovisual Material ] [ CD-ROM ] [ Interview ] [ Example ]

FOR A BOOK: 
Authorís last name, first name. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright year.
example:

Fogle, Bruce. Training Your Dog. New York: DK Publishing, 2001.

If you only used part of a book:
Fogle, Bruce. Training Your Dog. New York: DK Publishing, 2001, pp. 50-55.
FOR AN ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE THAT IS SIGNED: 
Article authorís last name, first name. "Title of article." Name of encyclopedia. Copyright year. Volume number, page(s).
example:
Clark, William W. "Gothic Art." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004.
    
Volume 8, pp. 277-278.
FOR AN ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE THAT ISNíT SIGNED:
"Title of article." Name of encyclopedia. Copyright year. Volume number, page(s).
example:
"Golden Retriever." World Book Encyclopedia. 2003. Volume 8, p.255.
FOR A MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: 
Article authorís last name, first name. "Title or headline of article." Name of magazine or newspaper. Date of magazine or newspaper, page(s).
example:
McGill, Kristy. "A Baltic Scramble." Faces. May, 2003, p. 27.
FOR AN INTERNET ADDRESS:
Authorís last name, first name. "Title of item." [Online] Available 
http://address/filename, date of document or download.
example:

DiStefano, Vince. "Guidelines for Better Writing." [Online] Available
     http://www.usa.net/~vinced/home/better-writing.html, October 5, 2004.

This example of how to cite an INTERNET source was downloaded from this online source.
FOR AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: 
Title of material. Type of material. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.
example:
Bizetís Dream. Videotape. New York: Sony Wonder, 1998.
FOR A CD-ROM:
"Article title." CD-ROM title. CD-ROM. Copyright date.
example:
"Titanic Disaster." Encarta 99 Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. 1999.
FOR AN INTERVIEW: 
Name of person interviewed (last name first). Kind of interview. Date.
example:
Watson, Cosmo. Personal interview. July 29, 2004.

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Your finished bibliography should be alphabetized by the first word of the entry, and will look something like this:

BIBLIOGRAPHY/WORKS CITED

Bizetís Dream. Videotape. New York: Sony Wonder, 1998.

Clark, William W. "Gothic Art." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004.
     Volume 8, pp. 284-286.

DiStefano, Vince. "Guidelines for Better Writing." [Online] Available
     http://www.usa.net/~vinced/home/better-writing.html, October 5, 2004.

Fogle, Bruce. Training Your Dog. New York: DK Publishing, 2001, pp. 50-55.

"Golden Retriever." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004. Volume 8, p.255.

McGill, Kristy. "A Baltic Scramble." Faces. May, 2003, p. 27.

"Titanic Disaster." Encarta 99 Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. 1999.

Watson, Cosmo. Personal interview. July 29, 2004.