beatq51.gifWriting a Bibliography


Citation Machine:

  • Citation Machine: http://citationmachine.net/
  • Will make your citations for you, just plug in the correct information.
  • You can also use Word to create your bibliography for you.
  • Word Book Encyclopedia online has the bibliography citation in MLA, APA and Harvard formats at the end of each article.

What is a Bibliography

  • A bibliography is a list of books, articles, Internet resources, etc. that you use in a report or other project. If you use information from these sources, it is important to gives those sources credit. The bibliography gives your teachers and others who read your report a list of references that you used to make your report. Do not include sources you read but did not use.

How Do I Write a Bibliography?

  • Each time you use a source collect the following information:
  • Author's name
  • Title of Article Title of book or magazine
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Most recent copyright date
  • Page numbers used
  • Date if an Internet resource is used


Use the examples below to create the entries for each resource used. Make sure all your punctuation is correct.
The entries are put in alphabetical order for the finished bibliography on a separate page titled "Bibliography" and is placed at the end of your report.

Simplified Bibliography:

For a Book:

  • Author. Last Name, First Name. Title. Underlined. Place of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Year.
  • Example:
  • Smith, Robert. Disastrous Fires. New York: Franklin Watts, 2011.

For an Encyclopedia Article:

  • Author. (if given) Title of Article. (In quotation marks) Title of Encyclopedia, (Underlined) Copyright Year.
  • Example
  • Gates, David M. “Astronomy.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2011.

For a Web Page:

  • Author. Title of Item. [Online] Available: (URL of web page). Date Accessed.
  • Example
  • U.S. Census Bureau. “American FactFinder: Facts About My Community.” [Online] Available: http://factfinder.census.gov. August 17, 2014.

Online Images:

  • Author. Description or title of image. [Online] Available: (URL of image). Date accessed.
  • Example
  • USGS. “Map: Major Volcanoes in Ecuador.” [Online image] Available: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov. August 17, 2011.