Friday, January 19th, 2018

Writing a Bibliography


It a good idea to begin a working bibliography when you start searching for sources. Keep a detailed running record for each item you consult, even if you don’t check every book out of the library or make a hard copy of each article, you might discover later that you would like to look at an item again.
 
For books, write down the following information:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Full title (include subtitles)
  • Edition (if the book is not a 1st edition)
  • Volume number (and total number of volumes in set)
  • City of publication
  • Publisher’s name
  • Year of publication
  • Call number (or other access point)
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For articles found in scholarly journals:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Title of article
  • Title of journal
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Date of publication
  • Inclusive page numbers of article (ex: 23-34)
  • Call number (or other access point)
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For newspaper or magazine articles:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Title of article
  • Title of periodical
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Date of publication
  • Inclusive page numbers of article (ex: 32-43)
  • Call number (or other access point)
  • In your notes, include any information you would need to relocate this item
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For Internet sources:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Title of document
  • Title of site (project name, database, periodical, or personal or profesional site)
  • Name of editor of site, project, database, etc.)
  • Date of publication (or last update)
  • Name of sponsoring institution or organization associated with the site
  • Date you accessed the site
  • Network address or URL
  • In your notes, include any information you would need to relocate this item
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