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Bibliography or works cited

Bibliography or Works Cited

Form and Punctuation

What is a b ibliography or works cited
What is a Bibliography or Works Cited?

  • A bibliography is a list of sources you used to write a research report.

    • Books

    • Magazines and newspapers

    • Encyclopedia or Dictionary

    • Web Sites or Web pages


  • What is a bibliography?

  • Name some examples you will use when writing a research report.

How to cite a book
How to Cite a Book:

  • Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

Book samples
Book Samples:

  • Here is a sample:

  • Allen, Thomas B. Vanishing Wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1974.

  • Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators: A History of the Heroes of the Imagination. New York: Random, 1992.

  • Hall, Donald, ed. The Oxford Book of American Literacy Anecdotes. New York: Oxford UP, 1981.

  • Searles, Baird, and Martin Last. A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1979.

  • Notice the author’s names are listed alphabetically. Look at where the periods and commas are used.


  • Correctly punctuate this book

  • Toomer Jean Cane Ed Darwin T Turner New York Norton 1988

  • Toomer, Jean. Cane. Ed. Darwin T. Turner. New York: Norton, 1988.

How to cite a magazine
How to Cite a Magazine :

  • Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine. Day Month Year: Page Number(s).

Magazine sample
Magazine Sample:

  • Kalette, Denise. "California Town Counts Down to Big Quake." USA Today 9 21 July 1986: sec. A: 1.


  • Punctuate this magazine or newspaper source correctly.

  • Trillin Calvin Culture Shopping New Yorker 15 Feb 1993 48-51

  • Trillin, Calvin. "Culture Shopping." New Yorker 15 Feb. 1993: 48-51.

How to cite an encyclopedia
How to Cite an Encyclopedia :

  • Author’s Last name (if listed), First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Encyclopedia. Edition (if listed). Year of Publication.

Encyclopedia sample
Encyclopedia Sample:

  • Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr. "Falcon and Falconry." World Book Encyclopedia. 1980.


  • Punctuate this encyclopedia entry correctly.

  • Tobias Richard Thurber James Encyclopedia Americana1991 ed

  • Tobias, Richard. "Thurber, James." Encyclopedia Americana. 1991 ed.

How to cite a website or webpage
How to Cite a Website or Webpage:

  • Author’s Last name (if known), First name. Name of Site. Day Month Year site was last revised. Name of Institution (if any). Day Month Year you visited the site. <website address>.

Web site or web page samples
Web Site or Web page Samples:

  • Devitt, Terry. "Lightning injures four at music festival." The Why? Files. 2 Aug. 2001. 23 Jan. 2002 <>.

  • Dove, Rita. "Lady Freedom among Us." The Electronic Text Center. Ed. David Seaman. 1998. Alderman Lib., U of Virginia. 19 June 1998 <>.

  • Lancashire, Ian. Homepage. 28 Mar. 2002. 15 May 2002 <>.


  • Punctuate this web site correctly.

  • Levy, Steven Great Minds Great Ideas Newsweek 27 May 2002 10 June 2002

  • Levy, Steven. "Great Minds, Great Ideas." Newsweek 27 May 2002. 10 June 2002 <>.

What it looks like from a variety of sources
What it looks like from a variety of sources

  • "Battery." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1990.

  • "Best Batteries." Consumer Reports Magazine 32 Dec. 1994: 71-72.

  • Booth, Steven A. "High-Drain Alkaline AA-Batteries." Popular Electronics 62 Jan. 1999: 58.

  • Brain, Marshall. "How Batteries Work." howstuffworks. 1 Aug. 2006       <>.

  • "Cells and Batteries." The DK Science Encyclopedia. 1993.

  • Dell, R. M., and D. A. J. Rand. Understanding Batteries. Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society       of Chemistry, 2001.

  • "Learning Center." Energizer. Eveready Battery Company, Inc. 1 Aug. 2006       <>.

  • "Learning Centre." Duracell. The Gillette Company. 31 July 2006       <>.