1. Keep track of all your sources of information as you do your research.  Don’t wait until you are finished your report or project.
2. Remember that all the entries in a bibliography must be listed in alphabetical order, just like in a telephone book.
3. Use one of these two methods to help you write each entry, or citation, in your bibliography:
a. This great website from World Book: Citation Builder.
b. The guide below.


(Underline or write titles in italics.)
Author. Title. City: publisher, date.
Kallen, Stuart A. The History of Jazz. San Diego: Thomson Gale, 2003.


“Article,” Encylopedia. Publisher, date, volume, page.
Wadsworth, Frank W. “Shakespeare.” World Book Encyclopedia. World Book, 2006, v. 17, p. 344-370.

Magazines and journals:

“Article,” Magazine, volume or date, page.
“Servants in the Sky,” National Geographic World,  February 1990, p. 10-15.


Title. Publisher, date.
The Wolf Story: Wolf Management and Control in British Columbia. B.C. Ministry of Environment, n.d.
[note: if the date of publication is not on the pamphlet, you insert the letters, “n.d.” in the place where the date is normally found in the bibliographic entry.]

Multimedia materials:

Last name, first name. Title. Type of media. Publisher, date, time.
Nye, Bill. Cells. Videotape. Disney Education Productions, 2003, 26 min.

Online sources:

At the bottom of some online articles,  you will find citation information. Copy and paste that information into your bibliography.  If there is no citation information given, use the following format:
Last name, first name. “Article.” Title of Encyclopedia. Publisher, year. Web. Date accessed.
Rogerson, Robert J. “Desert.” World Book Student. World Book, 2010. Web. 30 March 2010.

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