Bibliography Resources for Research Projects
"How to Make a Bibliography"
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Author’s last name, first name. Title of book. City: Publisher, Date.
Example: Jenkins, Steve. The Animal Book. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Encyclopedias and other reference books:
Author’s last name, first name (if available). “Title of article or word you looked up.” Title of encyclopedia. City: Publisher, Date.
Example: “Whales.” The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2006.
Websites, including online encyclopedias:
Author’s last name, first name (if available). “Title of article or word you looked up.” Title of website. Date of publication and/or date you accessed. <website address>.
Example: “Whales.” FactMonster. 23 Feb. 2014. <www.factmonster.com>.
- If you can’t find the author, that’s okay.
- If you can’t find the date, that’s okay.
For help with other sources, such as magazines, newspapers, interviews, and more...
WHY SHOULD YOU CITE THE SOURCES YOU USE?
Whenever you do research, it is important to include a list of the
information resources you use. When you use someone else's ideas or
work, you must give them credit by citing your sourceof information.
Otherwise, you are stealing someone else's work! You also want to cite
your sources so that people know where to go to find out more information
about your topic.
Click here for an example of a works cited list.
HOW DO I CITE MY SOURCES?
Use the following format to create a list of the resources you used. This list
is called a "Works Cited" list. Find the type of information source you used,
then follow the instructions to list it in your "Works Cited" list. Be sure to use
the proper format and punctuation!
Author Last name, First name. Title. City of publication: Publisher, Copyright date.
Smith, John. The big book of libraries. Buffalo, NY: Happy Publishers, 2005.
Johnson, Julie and Melissa Gray. Caring for your pet. New York: Smith Publishing, 2006.
Click here for a citation worksheet.
Author last name, first name (if there is one). “Article.” Encyclopedia name. Copyright date.
"Dogs." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004.
Parker, Kim. "New York State." New Book of Knowledge. 2002.
Ciick here for a citation worksheet.