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MAKING A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Cite Your Sources:

Book by one author
Book by two authors                             
Book by three or more authors             
Newspaper article
Journal article
Magazine article 

Article in an encyclopedia
Article which is part of an Internet database
Article from a CD-ROM or other optical disc
Translation

Original web page
Work with a corporate author
Work with an edited collection

Electronic text published on the Internet
Review of a book or other item
Personal email

Other helpful hints

Cite Your Sources Details:
Book by one author  
Format:
Author's last name, first name, Title of book, Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication
Example:
Ondaatje, Michael, The English Patient.  New York: Vintage, 1992

Book by two authors
Format:
First author's last name, first name.  Second author's first name last name.  Title of book.  Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.
Example:
DeFleur, Melvin L. and Sandra Ball.  Theories of Mass Communication.  New York: Harper, 1991.

Book by three or more authors
Format:
First author's last name, first name, et al.  Title of book.  Place of publication.  Publisher, date of publication
Example:
Williams, Aretha, et. al.  Drama and Melodrama.  New York: Grove, 1997.

Newspaper article
Format:
Author's last name, first name [if no author, title of article comes first]. "Title of article." Title of newspaper Date of issue, edition: pages.
Example:
Quindlen, Anna. "Reading and Writing." The New York TImes 13 Feb. 1994, nat'l ed." B27.

Journal article
Format:
Author's last name, first name [if no author, title of article comes first].  "Title of article."  Title of journal Volume (year): pages.
Example:
McNamara, Jennie. "The Psychology of Memory."  Transactional Analysis Journal 25 (1995): 141-149.

Magazine article
Format:
Author's last name, first name [if no author, title of article comes first]. "Title of article."  Title of magazine Date of issue, pages.
Example: 
Timerman, Jacobo.  "Reflections Under the Dictator."  The New Yorker 2 Nov. 1987, 47-135.

Article in an encyclopedia or other alphabetically-arranged reference book
Format:
Author's last name, first name [if no author, title of article comes first]. "Title of article." Title of encyclopedia, edition.
Example:
Mazo, Earl.  "Richard M. Nixon."  World Book Encyclopedia, 1995 ed.

Article which is part of an Internet database or a section of a larger work published on the Internet as part of a searchable database, such as the Britannica encyclopedia or a periodicals service like ProQuest Direct. [Top]
Note: Often these articles were originally published in print format. It is important to state the article title, the periodical title, and, when appropriate, the title of the service, such as InfoTrac, in your citation.

Translation
Format:
Author's last name, first name.  Title of book.  Trans. Translator's first name last name [not inverted].  Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.
Example:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang.  Faust. Trans.  Philip Wayne.  New York: Penguin, 1996.

 

Corporate author
Format:
Corporate or government author.  Title of book.  Edition.  Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.
Example:
United States.  Department of Labor.  Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Handbook of Labor Statistics.  1997 ed.  Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1996.

Work in an edited collection
Format:
Author of work.  "Title of work."  Title of collection.  Editor's first name last name [not inverted].  Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication, pages.
Example:
Donne, John.  "The Flea."  Renaissance Poetry.  Ed. Leonard Dean.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1950, 11-17.

Review of a book or other item
Format:
Author of review.  "Title of review."  Rev. of title of item being reviewed by author of item being reviewed [not inverted].  Title of publication.  Date of issue: pages.
Example:
Van Boven, Sarah.  "At Last, Trevanian Speaks!" Rev. of Incident at Twenty-Mile by Trevanian.  Newsweek 12 Oct. 1998, 83.