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How to Cite Non-Online 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.

FOR A BOOK: 

Author’s 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 author’s 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. 2002.
     Volume 8, pp.
277-278.

FOR AN ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE THAT ISN’T SIGNED:

"Title of article." Name of encyclopedia. Copyright year. Volume number, page(s).

example:

"Golden Retriever." World Book Encyclopedia. 1999. Volume 8, p.255.

FOR A MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: 

Article author’s 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 AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: 

Title of material. Type of material. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

example:

Bizet’s 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, 2003.

 

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY/WORKS CITED

Bizet’s Dream. Videotape. New York: Sony Wonder, 1998.

Clark, William W. "Gothic Art." World Book Encyclopedia. 2002.
     Volume 8, pp. 284-286.

DiStefano, Vince. "Guidelines for Better Writing." [Online] Available
     http://www.usa.net/~vinced/home/better-writing.html, October 5, 2002.

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

"Golden Retriever." World Book Encyclopedia. 1999. 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, 2003.