Many students come in to our library to do research. One of the most common things you ask us is "My teacher says I have to do a bibliography. How do I do that?" Well, here's our tips about bibliographies - what they are and how to make them.
What is a bibliography (bib-li-og-ra-phy)?
A bibliography is a list of the books of a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.
Why do I need to make a bibliography?
A bibliography helps you know where you got your information from and it lets your teacher know you are giving proper credit for your sources of information.
What do I include in a bibliography?
You should list every source you use such as a book, a movie, a website, an interview or any information that did not come from you
Where do I put the bibliography for my assignment?
The bibliography goes at the end of your assignment. The title of this page should be Bibliography or Works Cited
How to…Make a Bibliography
*Alphabetize by author’s last name.
*If no author, go by the first main word of the title.
*Use the bibliography style that your teacher requests. If you are not given a particular style to follow, use the guide below.
1. Book with one author:
Blodgett, E.D. Alice Munro. Boston: Twayne, 1988.
2. Book with more than one author:
Elwood, Ann, and Linda C. Wood. Windows in Space. New York:
3. Article in a magazine:
Daglish, Brenda, “A Matter of Interest.” Maclean’s, February 15, 1993,
4. Article in a newspaper:
Smith, Beverly, “Canadians Skate to Gold Medal,” The Globe and Mail,
March 11, 1993. p. A1.
5. Article in an encyclopedia:
Humber, William. “Bicycling.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988.
6. Video or Film:
Shooting Stars. Videotape. National Film Board of Canada (Toronto),
1987. 49 min., 30 sec.
7. Radio or television program:
“Haida Gwaii – Islands of the People.” Nature. PBS, December 19, 1992.
Delaney, Daphne (musician). Personal interview, Toronto, April 10, 2006.
9. Information from the Internet:
Include the web site address and the date the information was researched.
http://library.barrie.ca/children/ (January 1, 2001)