Saturday, August 26, 2006

Seven Essential Points about Compiling a Bibliography

A bibliography includes not only those sources that you have cited in your text but also newspapers, books, and journals you may have read and studied but did not refer to in your paper. Keep in mind that bibliography should begin on the new page and be numbered consecutively.

The guidelines that follow describe seven essential points you should remember while composing your bibliography list.
  • Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner with your name before it, and place it one-half inch from the top of the page.
  • Center title Bibliography one inch from the top, and then double space before the first entry.
  • Begin each entry with the left margin. If the entry contains more than one line, indent additional lines one-half inch, namely five spaces.
  • Use single spacing between all items of your bibliography list.
  • Be sure to double space each entry.
  • List each entry alphabetically by the author’s last name. If there is no author, use the first word of the title.
  • Remember to give web address for an electronic source.

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