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PREPARING a BIBLIOGRAPHY

When doing research for a project or writing a report, it is necessary to name the source(s) of your information.  This list of sources is called a bibliography.  A bibliography should be listed alphabetically.  The second line of an entry should be indented.  Skip a line after each entry. There are different ways to list a bibliography depending whether your source is a book or interview or dvd or website, etc.

FOR A BOOK:
Author’s last name, first name. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright year.

    Blanco, Henry. Feeding Your Python. New York: DK Publishing, 2001.

    If you only used part of a book:
    Blanco, Henry. Feeding Your Python. New York: DK Publishing, 2001,
    pgs. 50-55.

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).

     Hernandez, Cassandra. "Pythons at Night” Salon. May, 2003, p. 27.

FOR AN INTERNET ADDRESS:
Author’s last name, first name. "Title of item." [Online] Available
http://address/filename, date of document or download.

       Rosa, Vinnie. "How Zoos Affect Python Eggs." [Online] Available
       http://www.usa.net/~Vinnier/home/python-eggs.html, October 5, 2009.

FOR A DVD/ CD:
      " DVD title. Company that made it. Copyright date.

        "African Python as Predator." Sony Entertainment. DVD. 2009.

FOR AN INTERVIEW:
Name of person interviewed (last name first). Kind of interview. Date.
       Blackwell, Cisco. Personal interview. June 24, 2008.

Alphabetize your bibliography!

All your sources need to be listed in alphabetical order. Look at the example below:

"African Python as Predator." Sony Entertainment. DVD. 2009.

Blackwell, Cisco. Personal interview San Diego Zoo. June 24, 2004.

Blanco, Henry. Feeding Your Python. New York: DK Publishing, 2001,
pgs. 50-55.

Hernandez, Cassandra. "Pythons at Night”. Salon. May, 2003, p. 27.

Python Habitats CD-ROM. Osaka: Sony Ltd., 2006.

Rosa, Vinnie. "How Zoos Affect Python Eggs." [Online] Available
       http://www.usa.net/~Vinnier/home/python-eggs.html, October 5, 2009.

Wilkenson, Beatriz W. "Asian Pythons in the Woods." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004. Volume 6, pp. 264-266.

 

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