A bibliography is a list of the sources you used for information. It indicates where you got your ideas and information and gives credibility to your work. It also lets your reader or audience know where to go for more information.
When using pictures and photographs in a PowerPoint presentation or other project, you should also list those sources.
The bibliography should be in alphabetical order. The second line of an entry should be indented 5 spaces. (This is called a hanging indent).
Author(s). Title of Book. City where published: Publisher, Publication year.
Schaller, George B. The Last Panda. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Lumkin, Susan, and John Seidensticker. Smithsonian Book of Giant Pandas. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Intitution Press, 2002.
More than 2 authors
Smith, John, et al. Endangered Animals. New York: Random House, 2001.
Langdon, Harold, ed. Endangered Animals of the Southern Hemisphere. Chicago: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
Author. "Title of article." Name of Encyclopedia. Vol. #. Place: Publisher, Publication year.
Ostrower, Gary B. "League of Nations." World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. Chicago: World Book, Inc. 2000.
(If no author is listed, begin with the title of the article).
Periodicals (magazines and journals):
Author. "Title of article." Name of Magazine. Date on magazine: page nos.
Lemonick, Michael D. "Hobbits of the South Pacific. Time." 8 November 2004: 26-29.
Author. "Title of article." Name of Newspaper. Date of newspaper article: section and page no.
Getlin, Josh. "HomeIis Where the Hurt Was." Los Angeles Times. 5 November 2004: A1+.
Last Name, First Name. Kind of Interview (telephone or personal). Date Month Year.
Author's Last Name, First Name. Name of Web Page. Date of posting/revision. Name of institution/corparation affiliated with the site. Acess Day Month Year. <Web address>.
Smith, David. Giant Pandas. 12 February 2001. Irvine Zoo. 14 April 2003. <www.pandas.org>.
"Episode Title." Title of Program. Title of series. Name of network. Station call letters, City. Broadcast Day Month Year.
Two sites that will help you complete your bibliography are: