What is a  Bibliography?

Basically it is a list of all the sources you used in creating your document, project, or image. There are certain guidelines about how to create this list, but it might include information about such resources as books, magazines, images, movies, interviews, and so on.

What is the difference between a  Bibliography, Works Cited, Works Consulted, and Reference List?

Not much. All of these refer to a list of references you used in creating your document, project, image. Most teachers refer to them as a Bibliography or Works Cited and require you to provide it with your assignment or project.

Why do I need one?

You must credit other people’s work! If you are borrowing ideas, images, and wording from others, you must give credit to them otherwise it’s plagiarizing… that, and your teacher may not accept your assignment without one.

What is the difference between MLA and APA formats? Which one do I use?

The majority of your teachers want it done in MLA (Modern Languages Association) format which is the most used and straightforward of the styles though a few may request it in  APA (American Psychological Association).   If you are unsure of which to use, choose MLA.

Where do I learn how to make one?

You can consult your student planner or go to the links below for more information.

MLA formatting and style guide – OWL: Online Writing Lab by Purdue University.

APA formatting and style guide – OWL: Online Writing Lab by Purdue University.

Byrne Creek Coupon Code: byrnehs188.

EasyBib EDU –  an online citation maker for MLA, APA and Chicago formats with additional organization and website evaluation tools. This the new and improved version of EasyBib that you may have used before.

  • Students with an existing EasyBib account click here, login and then use the Byrne Creek Coupon Code (byrnehs188).
  • First time users click here and use the Byrne Creek Coupon Code (byrnehs188).

Quick guide to EasyBib EDU registration.

VIDEOS: 3-minute guides on plagiarismparaphrasingcitations and in-text citations for your bibliography.  Also, getting started on a research project (hint: choose something that interests you).

  • How do I cite a web page? Check out this detailed guide from Queens University.
  • Complete the CRAAP Detection checklist to verify your resource’s validity and credibility.

Always include a publisher in your citation. (“Np” means “no publisher.”)  If you can’t find one, think twice about using the site.  Ask the librarian for help.

**Great Tip**  To find out who the owner/publisher of a website is, go to and enter the domain name.  Example:  Don’t enter the “www” part.  The “Registrant” is the owner/publisher.