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Bibliography Examples

 

1. Book with one author or editor:
Auletta, Ken. World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies. New York: Random House, 2001.

Bond, Peter. The Firefly Guide to Space: A Photographic Journey through the Universe. Willowdale, ON: Firefly Books Ltd., 1999.

Hehner, Barbara, ed. The Spirit of Canada. Toronto: Malcolm Lester Books, 1999. Puzo, Mario. The Family: A Novel. Completed by Carol Gino. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001.

2. Book with two authors or editors:
Bolman, Lee G., and Terrence E. Deal. Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. New and Rev. ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Company, 2001.

Thill, John V., and Courtland L. Bovee. Excellence in Business Communication. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

3. Book with three authors or editors:
Bryan, Mark, Julia Cameron, and Catherine Allen. The Artist's Way at Work: Riding the Dragon. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1998.

Larsson, Mans O., Alexander Z. Speier, and Jennifer R. Weiss, eds. Let's Go: Germany 1998. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Richards, Jack C., Jonathan Hull, and Susan Proctor. Interchange: English for International Communication. Student's Book 2. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

4. Book with three or more authors or editors:
A book written by Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles, Don Carew and Eunice Parisi-Carew will be listed under the first named author as:
Blanchard, Kenneth H., et al. High Five! The Magic of Working Together. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001.

Hogan, David J., et al, eds. The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd., 2000.

Rogerson, Holly Deemer, et al. Words for Students of English: A Vocabulary Series for ESL. Vol. 6. Advanced Level ESL. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.

6. Book with no author or editor stated:
Maclean's Canada's Century: An Illustrated History of the People and Events that Shaped Our Identity. Toronto: Key Porter Books Limited, 1999.

7. Book with one author, translated by another:
Muller, Melissa. Anne Frank: The Biography. Translated by Rita and Robert Kimber. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1998.

8. Article in a magazine, journal, periodical, or newspaper with no author stated:

"100 Years of Dust and Glory." Popular Mechanics Sept. 2001: 70-75.
"Actress Loretta Young Dies at 87." Buffalo News 13 Aug. 2000: A23.

"E-Money Slips Quietly into Oblivion." The Nikkei Weekly [Tokyo] 22 Jan. 2001: 4.

"How to Deal with Lousy Support." PC World Nov. 2001: 132.

9. Article in a magazine, journal, periodical, or newspaper with one or more authors:
Use "+" for pages that are not consecutive.

10. Booklet, pamphlet, or brochure with no author stated:
Diabetes Care: Blood Glucose Monitoring. Burnaby, BC: LifeScan Canada Ltd., 1997.

11. Booklet, pamphlet, or brochure with an author:
Lee, I. Creating Your Own Web Site: A Crash Course for Beginners. Mississauga, ON: Dufferin-Peel CDSB, Summer Institute, 2001.

12. Internet:
Basic components:
1) Author. 2) "Title of Article, Web page or site" in quotation marks. 3) Title of Magazine, Journal, Newspaper, Newsletter, Book, Encyclopedia, or Project, underlined. 4) Editor of Project. 5) Indicate type of material, e.g. advertisement, cartoon, clipart, electronic card, interview, map, online posting, photograph, working paper, etc. if not obvious. 6) Date of article, of Web page or site creation, revision, posting, last update, or date last modified. 7) Group, association, name of forum, sponsor responsible for Web page or Web site. 8) Access date (the date you accessed the Web page or site). 9) An exception is made in referencing a personal e-mail message where an individual's e-mail address is omitted for privacy reasons.

Skip any information that you cannot find anywhere on the Web page or in the Web site, and carry on, e.g. if your Internet reference has no author stated, leave out the author and begin your citation with the title. Always put your access date just before the URL which is placed between "less than" and "greater than" signs at the end of the citation. Generally, a minimum of three items are required for an Internet citation: Title, Access Date, and URL.

If the URL is too long for a line, divide the URL where it creates the least ambiguity and confusion, e.g. do not divide a domain name and end with a period such as geocities. Do not divide a term in the URL that is made up of combined words e.g. SchoolHouseRock. Never add a hyphen at the end of the line to indicate syllabical word division unless the hyphen is actually found in the original URL. Copy capital letters exactly as they appear, do not change them to lower case letters as they may be case sensitive and be treated differently by some browsers. Remember that the purpose of indicating the URL is for readers to be able to access the Web page. Accuracy and clarity are essential.

Internet citation for an advertisement:
Gilbard, Jeffrey P. "What is Dry Eye?" TheraTears. Advertisement. 6 Feb. 2001. 27 Nov. 2001 <http://www.theratears.com>.

Internet citation for an article from an online magazine, journal, periodical, newsletter, or newspaper with no author stated:
"Beginner Tip: Presenting Your Page with Style." Webmaster Tips Newsletter. July 2000. NetMechanic. 12 Feb. 2001 <http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol3/beginner_no7.htm>.

"Teenager Loses Bullying Claim." BBC News Online: Education. 8 Nov. 2000. 12 Feb. 2001 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/education/newsid_1013000/1013216.stm>.

Internet citation for an article from an online magazine, journal, periodical, newsletter, or newspaper with one or more authors stated:
Marshall, Leon. "Mandela in Retirement: Peacemaker without Rest." National
Geographic.com. 9 Feb. 2001. 12 Feb. 2001
<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/02/0209_mandela.ht ml>.
Zhang, Peter. "The Failure of Beijing's One-Child Policy." The New Australian.
No. 82. 13-19 July 1998. 12 Feb. 2001 <http://www.newaus.com.au/asia10.html>.

For more information and examples visit MLA Style - How to Document Information.

 

 

Here is a checklist for reports and articles that may help you get a better mark. It was written by Ajarn Michael especially for his writing students.

Here is a table which gives you the major sections of a report and examples.

Lecture notes for general to specific movement in a five paragraph essay can be found here.

Example article with bibliography: "Language Fluency and Cultural Literacy."

Term Project for a Business Report Writing Class.

Syllabus for Business Report Writing.

Example bibliography entries.

Activity to practice making bibliography entries.