This area is designed to help you write your bibliographies for your school research projects.
This page is designed to help you write your bibliographies for your school research projects.
A bibliography is a list of books and other sources that have been used in your research. There are many different ways to write a bibliography, and this sheet uses the bibliographic format recommended by our teachers, and is based on MLA style.
Form - Remember always to begin the first line of any entry at the margin and any subsequent lines should be indented. Skip one line between entries.
Bibliographic citations for books vary. These examples can help you write your bibliography for many types of book citations.
Book with one author:
Lavender, David. Snowbound: The Tragic Story of the Donner Party. New
York: Holiday House, 1996.
The author is listed, last name first. The title is underlined. The city where the book is published is listed followed by a colon and the name of the publisher followed by a comma. The year the book is published is then listed followed by a period.
Book with two authors:
Lurie, Jon and Jimmy Clarke. Fundamental Snowboarding. New York:
Encyclopedia and Other Reference Books:
An encyclopedia article may or may not have an author. The author’s name can be found at the end of the article. An article that has an author is called a “signed article.”
Sutherland, Zena. “Literature for Children.” World Book Encyclopedia. Volume
12. Chicago: World Book, 1997.
The name of the encyclopedia article is placed after the author’s name and put in quotation marks.
“Motion.” Encyclopedia Americana. Volume 19. Danbury, Connecticut: Groliers, 1994.
World Wide Web/Internet:
Ashmawy, Alaa. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 26 August 1997.
Welcome to the White House. U.S. Government. 3 September 1999.