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The following are sample bibliography entries. They
illustrate the proper way to document sources and give credit for work
used. These entries are meant only as a guide -- remember to check with
your teacher to determine the format THEY require you to use.
The titles of works may be either underlined or italicized, but a consistant
fromat should be used. Both are used here for illustration purposes.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.
New York: New American Library, 1959.
Lawrence, Jerome, and Robert E. Lee. The Night
Thoreaw Spent in Jail. New York: Bantam Books, 1973.
Warriner, John C., Mary Evelyn Whitten, and Francis
Griffith. English Grammar and Composition. Chicago:
Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1958.
Four or More Authors [Top]
McAdams, Levy, and others. Writing Clear Paragraphs.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978.
Beck, Robert E., ed. Literature of the Supernatural.
Evanston, Illinois: McDougal, Littel and Co., 1974.
Two or More Editors [Top]
Refer to entry for two or more authors, but insert the
abbreviation "eds.," after the last editor's name.
Chekhov, Anton. Selected Stories. trans. Ann
Dunnigan. New York: Signet, 1960.
Poem, Short Story, or Article in a Collection [Top]
Walt Whitman, "Miracles." In Encounters.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.
James Street, "The Grains of Paradise." In Encounters.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.
Encyclopedia and Reference Work
Encyclopedia and Reference Work - Unsigned
"Savannah." Encyclopedia Americana. 1979. Reference
Work - SignedNelson, Ralph L. "Mergers." International
Encyclopedia of Social Sciences. New York: MacMillan, 1968.
Encyclopedia - Signed [Top]
Wagner, Peter K. "National Debt." World Book Encyclopedia.
Government Publication [Top]
U.S. Department of Commerce. Statistical Abstract
of the United States, 1981. Whashington, D.C.: Government
Printing Office, 1981.
Meyer, Janet. President, Abco Corporation, Aloha, Oregon,
Interview, September 15, 1982.
Signed Magazine Articles
James, Russell. "Billion-dollar Treasures at the Bottom
of the Sea." Mechanix Illustrated. Vol. 78, July 1982,
pp. 62-64, 88-89.
Unsigned Magazine Articles [Top]
"Wild Mustangs Kick up a Fuss." Newsweek. Vol.
XCIX, p. 14.
Newspaper Article - Signed
Tevlin, Michael. "Board Split on Higher Standards."
Times. June 17, 1982, p.1.
Newspaper Article - Unsigned [Top]
"GM Also Boosts Some Charges On All Its Cars." The
Wall Street Journal. June 8, 1982, p. 4.
Online - The World Wide Web [Top]
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Page." Address
(URL) Day Month Year of Posting
Kearney, Kevin. "Creating Your Own Web Pages: A Beginning."
http://www.cbv.ns.ca/sstudies/computer/create1.htm. November 20, 1999.
Usually the page will have a date on the bottom of the introductory page
telling you whebn the page was first posted or the date it was updated.