What is a bibliography???
A bibliography is a listing of the resource materials that you use to write your report. Most commonly your bibliography will include books, encyclopedias, magazines (called periodicals), newspapers, internet addresses to web sites, and CD-ROM information.
A bibliography should be the last page of your report and the title, Bibliography, should be capitalized and centered at the top of your page. ALPHABETIZE your sources by the first word. Do not number the sources that you list.
These are guidelines for completing a bibliography correctly for you biography.
Editor's name. (date). Encyclopedia title (Volume number). City of publication: Publisher.
Smith, John (Ed.). (1990). The Encyclopedia Brittanica (Vol. 8). Chicago: University Press.
Author. (date). Title. City of publication: Publisher.
Smith, John. (1996). A Day in Paraguay. New York City: Macmillan-McGraw.
Author. (Date). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume number. Pages.
Smith, John. (1994). Darwin's Life. National Geographic, 232. 23-28.
Title. Corporation. Copyright. Search words you used.
FX Fighter. GTE Vantage Inc. 1995. Leakey, Anthropology.
Web site address
Author, http:/www.cnnnews.com, date
What do you do if you directly copy a sentence or a few sentences out of one of your sources? NO PROBLEM, as long as you give credit to the author. Read the following example.
Before Darwin set out to travel on the Beagle, the captain explained to him that "they were to make detailed maps of the coast of South America and to take scientific measurements around the world." (Hyndley, pg. 6) Once Darwin understood this he…