• Works Cited (Bibliography) Guide

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    Use this style guide to cite your sources correctly.

    1. Identify the type of source you are citing. Is it a book with one author, a magazine, a website?

    2. Click on the type of source you are citing. arrow

    3. Follow the format/style of the source.

    4. In the final form, a Works Cited page is alphabetized. sort your sources alphabetically by the first word of the citation, ignoring a, an, and the.

    5. In the final form, a Works Cited page should be double spaced. The second and following lines of each citation is indented five spaces.

    What sources are you citing?

    ENCYCOPEDIAS (General):
    Author of article Last name, First name. "Title of article." Name of Encyclopedia. Copyright date.
    Examples:
    • no author listed: "Dinosaur." World Book Encycopedia, 2002.
    • author listed: Chiappini, Luciano. "Liberty, Statue of." World Book Encyclopedia, 2002. .(back to top)
    BOOKS WITH ONE AUTHOR
    Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.
    Example: Freedman, Richard. What Unions Do. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 2003.
    BOOKS WITH TWO AUTHORS:
    Author's Last name, First name, and First Name Last Name of other Author. Title of Book. City of ublication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.
    EXAMPLE: Hyde, Margaret, and Elizabeth Held Forsyth. Suicide: The HiddenEpidemic. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2002.
    BOOKS WITH MORE THAN TWO AUTHORS:
    Author's Last name, First name, et al. Title of Book. City ofPublication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.
    EXAMPLE: Edens, Walter, et al. Teaching Shakespeare. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Press, 2000.
    BOOK WITH NO AUTHOR:
    Title of Book.City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.
    EXAMPLE: World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003. New York: World Almanac Books, 2003.
    MULTIVOLUME WORK:
    Author of article Last name, First name. (if listed) "Article Title." Title of Work. Ed. editor of the work. Vol. Number. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Publication year. Inclusive page numbers.
    *If no author is given for the article, start the citation wih the Article Title.
    EXAMPLE: Hornberger, Theodore. "Benjamin Franklin." American Writers: A Collection Of Literary Biographies. Ed. Leonard Unger. Vol. II. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1974. 101-25.
    MAGAINE:
    Author of article, Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Name of Magazine. Day Month Year: inclusive page numbers.
    *if no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title.
    Example: Thompson, Mark. "Up From the Depth." Time 28 Feb. 2002: 43-46.
    NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
    Author of article Last name, First name. "Article Title." Name of Newspaper Day Month Year: Section letter and page.
    *if no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title.
    Example: Manning, Sara. "Curriculum Battles from Left and Right." USA Today 2 Jan. 2003: D5
    WEBSITE:
    Author of article (if listed). "Title of the article." Name of the site (or online database). Other relevant information (when available) Date assessed-Day Month Year .
    *Since many website addresses are lengthy, include only the Internet address up to the first single slash (adding any relevant path and file names).
    Examples:
    INTERVIEW:
    Last name of person interviewed, First name. Kind of interview. Date
    Examples:
    • Stephani, Gwen. Telephone interview. 12 June 2002.
    • Woods, Tiger. Personal interview. 18 Dec. 2002.
    VIDEO OR FILM:
    Title. Director. Performers (if pertinent). Distributer, Date of release.
    *Cite a video, DVD, and slide program like a film, but include the original release date (if relevant) and the medium, neither underlined nor enclosed in quotes, before the name of the distributor.
    Example: Titanic. Dir. James Cameron. Perf. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount, 1997.
    MUSIC:
    Last name of Artist, First name. Title of Recording. Recording Company, Year.
    Example: Simon, Paul. Father and Daugher. Warner Bros., 2002.
    PAMPHLET:
    Author's Last name, First name, Title of Pamphlet. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Publication year.
    Example: Smith, John. Erie Canal. Albany: New York Historical Society, 1997.