Quick Bibliography Examples: (a few quick guides)

Bibliography Generators: (tools that help you cite sources)

 


BOOKS WITH ONE AUTHOR

Winchester, Simon. The Professor and the Madman. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1998. Print.


 

BOOKS WITH TWO AUTHORS

Davidson, James West, and John E. Batchelor. The American Nation. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991. Print.


 

BOOKS WITH THREE AUTHORS

Allen, Dinsmore, Clarence H. Cleminshaw and John G. Phillips. Pictorial Astronomy. 3rd revised edition. New York: Crowell, 1969. Print.


 

BOOKS WITH MORE THAN THREE AUTHORS

Allee, W.C., et. al. Principals of Animal Ecology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1949. Print.


 

BOOKS AUTHORED BY A BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION

American Cancer Society. Facts on Hodkins Disease. Baltimore: American Cancer Society, 1972. Print.


 

BOOKS WITH NO AUTHOR LISTED

The World Almanac and Book of Facts. New York: Newspaper Enterprises Association, 1994. Print.


 

BOOK (WHEN ONLY PART OF THE WORK IS USED, SUCH AS AN ESSAY, POEM, OR SHORT STORY)

Garro, Elena. "A Poisoned Tale." Short Stories by Latin American Women. Ed. Celia Correas de Zapata. New York: Modern Library, 2002. 33-43. Print.


 

POEM, ESSAY, or SHORT STORY in a BOOK

If you are using just one story or poem from a book, don't cite the entire book. Just cite the single poem or story.

AuthorLastName, FirstName. "Poem Title." Title of Book. Editor(s) FirstName LastName. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Page Numbers.

Hamil, Jane. "A Grown-Up Barbie." This I Believe. Eds. Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. New York: Henry Holt, 2007. 103-105.


 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE (UNSIGNED)

"Saudi Arabia." The World Book Encyclopedia. 2001 edition.

"Ginsburg, Ruth Bader." Who's Who in America. 48th edition. 1994.


 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE (SIGNED)

Eaton, John W. "Ethnic Group." The Encyclopedia Americana. 1993 edition.


 

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

United States. Department of State. "Mexico." Background Notes. Washington: GPO, 1994.


 

A TRANSLATION

Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fagles. New York: Viking, 1996. Print.


 

AN ARTICLE IN A MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Allen, T.B. "Turkey Struggles for Balance." National Geographic. May 1994: 34-35.


 

AN ARTICLE IN A WEEKLY MAGAZINE

Armstrong, Larry. "The Learning Revolution: Technology is Reshaping Education." Business Week. 28 February 1994: 80-88. Print.


 

MAGAZINE: UNSIGNED/ANONYMOUS ARTICLE

"Education at Home: A Showdown in Texas." Newsweek. 25 March 1985: 87.


 

AN ARTICLE IN A NEWSPAPER

Angier, Natalie. "Why Vegetables Are Good for You." New York Times. 13 April 1994: B7. Print.


 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: UNSIGNED/ANONYMOUS

"Culture Shock: Williamsburg and Disney World, Back to Back." New York Times. 21 September 1975: Section 10.1.


 

AN ENTIRE WEBSITE

You should always note your date of access because websites change often; a site that is accessible one day may be unavailable on another.

Name of Site. Date of Posting/Revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site. Date you accessed the site. <http://www.electronicaddress.com>.


 

A PAGE OR ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE

"Title of Page." Title of Website. Author/Organization/Business Name, Date of Posting/Revision. Web. Date you accessed the page. <http://www.electronicaddress.com>.

"National Book Festival." Library of Congress Online. Library of Congress, 8 Sept. 2010. Web. 21 Sept. 2010. <http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/>.

"St. Louis, Missouri." Map. Google Maps. Google, 22 Sept. 2010. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=eng&tab=wl>.

 


 

A BLOG POST

AuthorLastName, FirstName. "Title of Post." Web Log Post. Title of Blog. Date Posted. Web. Date you accessed the post. <http://www.electronicaddress.com>.

Lessig, Lawrence. "Speak Out on (Canadian) Copyright." Web Log Post. Lessig Blog. 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 24 Sept. 2010. <http://lessig.org/blog/2009/08/speak_out_on_canadian_copyrigh.html>.


 

A PODCAST

"Title of Podcast." Title of Podcast Show (if different than title of podcast). Title of Organization/Business. Date posted. Title of Website. Web. Date you accessed podcast. <http://www.electronicaddress.com>.

"World's Most Precise Clocks Test Relativity." Talk of the Nation. National Public Radio. 24 Sept. 2010. NPR.org. Web. 27 Sept. 2010. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130104039>.


 

INTERVIEWS YOU CONDUCT

Otto, Harry. Personal Interview. 18 February 2003.

Barsham, Chloe. Telephone Interview. 22 May 2007.


 

TV / RADIO PROGRAMS

"NAFTA: A Look Back." The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. PBS. 12 June 1996.

"Frederick Douglas." Civil War Journal. Narrator Danny Glover. Director Craig Haffner. Arts and Entertainment Network. 6 April 1993.


 

VIDEO / DVD

It's a Wonderful Life. Director Frank Capra. Performers James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946.


 

DATABASES ARTICLES / INFORMATION

When you use an article from a database, you must cite all of the article information as well as the database you retrieved the article from and the library where you accessed the information.

AuthorLastName, FirstName. "Title of Article." Title of Journal/Book. Volume (Year): PageNumbers. Name of Database. LibraryYouWentThroughToSearchDatabase, LibraryCity, LibraryState. Date You Accessed the Information. <http://www.SimplifiedElectronicAddressButNotTheEntireThing.com>.

Smith, Bob. "Sports in the Nineteenth Century." Sporting Weekly. 53 (2007): 130-135. Gale Student Resource Center. McCulloch Library, Saint Louis, Missouri. 7 August 2008. <http://www.gale.com>.


 

IMAGES / PICTURES

ArtistName. "Title of Image." Date Taken/Created. Online Image. Name of Image Site. Date you accessed/downloaded the picture. <http://www.electronicaddress.com>.

Micdslibrary. "Clowning Around in the Library." 7 September 2007. Online Image. Flickr. 22 May 2008. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/micdslibrary>.