How to Write a Bibliography

Books


Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of book. City of Publication: Publisher name, Date of Publication.

Example


Rowling, J.K.. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997.

Encyclopedias


"Title of article." Name of Encyclopedia. Edition number. Edition date.

Example


"France." World Book Encyclopedia. 2000 ed. 2000.

Websites


Creator's last name, Creator's first name (if given). Web Page Title. Institution or organization of access <website address>.

Example


The Gale Group. Barton, Clara (popular name of Clarissa Harlowe Barton. A&E Television Networks <http://biography.com/cgi-bin/biomain.cgi>.

Magazines


Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Article. "Magazine name date: page numbers of article.

Example


Warren, Scott S. "On Top of the World. "National Geographic Sept. 2000: 10-15.

Newspapers


Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Article ."Newspaper name date: edition (if available), section, page number(s).

Example


Haney, Daniel Q. "Cell Use May Aid Stroke Victims." Orange County Register Feb. 19, 2001, News 23

Tips to Remember


  • Alphabetize your bibliography by the first letter in each entry.
  • If you have questions, ask your teacher for more information.