How To Write A Bibliography

Bibliography is an alphabetical list of all the sources you have used in the research essay or paper in you college year. However, you can also use it to keep track of books, encyclopedia, or even articles that you use as reading format and taking notes. It will be best if you use it to keep track of the full title, author, place of publication, who is the publisher and date of the publication for your sources of information. This way, you will be able to look for any information that you need by a snap of finger. As everything are now in your fingertips but you do not know how to write a bibliography.

You must always remember that every citation in your bibliography should include the author and the title of the book or article. However, if you are citing from a book, don’t forget to cite the date and place of the publication and it you are citing an article, include the title of the article as per the magazine or the newspaper, volume number, and year or date of publication as well as appropriate page numbers. However, when you are assembling your final bibliography, you should list your sources out such as the texts, articles, and interviews in alphabetical order by authors’ last names. Sources without authors such as encyclopedias and movies should be arranged in alphabetical orders according to the title.

If you are under in a shade and does not have a clear views on how to write a bibliography here is a few examples for you.

For book with one author:
Author (last name, first name). Title of the book. City: Publisher, Date of publication.
EXAMPLE:
Anne. Julia Research Paper Smart. New York: Crying House, 1997.

For book with two authors:
Author’s last name, first name, and second author’s full name. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.

For book with an editor:
Editor’s last name, first name, ed. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.

For encyclopedia article:
Encyclopedia Title, Edition Date. Volume Number, “Article Title,” page numbers.

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