What is a bibliography?
It’s an alphabetical list of the resources (websites, articles, books, etc.) you used for your research. Each item in the list is called a citation.
Why do I need one?
You must credit other people’s work! If you are borrowing ideas, images, or wording from others, you must give credit to them, otherwise you are plagiarizing.
How do I make one?
- Use Cite This For Me to format your bibliography.
- Ask the librarian for help at any time.
Citations and Citation Styles (MLA, APA)
- Use MLA citation style unless your teacher tells you to use another one.
- Organize citations in alphabetical order by first word. (Cite This For Me will do this for you)
- If you are citing a database (e.g., Science in Context) or online encyclopedia, you can find the citation at the end of the article. Just copy and paste. For the encyclopedia, choose the MLA version.
- Citing websites:
- Cite This For Me will help you cite websites.
- Be sure to include a publisher in your citation. (“Np” means “no publisher.”) If you can’t find one, think twice about using the site.
- To find out who the owner/publisher of a website is, go to easywhois.com and enter the domain name. Example: davidsuzuki.org. (Don’t enter the “www” part.) The “Registrant” is the owner/publisher.