BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Writing a bibliography

Grammar Feature: Bibliography
A bibliography is an important part of all essays and assignments. In a well written bibliography, information can be found about all of the books or websites that were used. Did you know that there is a specific way to write bibliographical information. To write a bibliographic entry for a book, use the following format:

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When writing a bibliography, remember that the purpose is to communicate to the reader, in a standardized manner, the sources that you have used in sufficient detail to be identified. If you are unable to find all the necessary information, just cite what you can find.

How to Write a Bibliography - Angelfire

...found a detailed type-written bibliography of everything Bertalanffywrote throughout his career Any time that you use the direct words of someone else such as in a quotation, you must make sure your reader knows whose words you are using. The same is true for the original ideas of another author. If you use the words or ideas of someone else and fail to give them credit, you may be accused of plagiarism which is a very serious offense. A bibliography is a list of cited works and is the official way to give credit where credit is due. The other purpose that bibliographies serve is to provide your reader with your list of sources in the event they want to do further reading on a topic or argument you have presented. Finally, you need to write a bibliography page because it’s a standard element of any academic essay, and almost all reference styles emphasize their importance. Make sure your bibliography page corresponds to the academic style defined by your professor and name it accordingly.

How to write a bibliography - Sale College

Although most people save the writing of bibliographies for last when writing an essay, in reality the preparation for your bibliography is one of the first things that you should do. Make notes of everything you read while researching your essay. Notate the complete title of the book, magazine or article and the page numbers that you read. This will save you time and prevent headaches later if you want to use a quotation or an idea directly from someone else’s work to support your essay argument. Not preparing your source list while doing research can mean hours of time spent going back through your sources to try and find that quote or idea again so that you can properly cite it.

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A bibliography is a list of books and other sources that have been used in your research. There are many different ways to write a bibliography. There is a glossary of terms below that defines words that may be unfamiliar. The following tips may be of some assistance in writing your bibliography: How to write a bibliography in apa format pictures 1 How to write a bibliography in apa format pictures 2 How to write a bibliography in apa format pictures 3 How to write a bibliography in apa format pictures 4 How to write a bibliography in apa format pictures 5