Long Beach Middle School
Bibliography - How to Cite Your Sources
Why do you need a bibliography of the sources you have used for your report?
1. To find your way back to a resource if you should need to refer to it again.
2. To give someone reading or viewing your report a way to find the resources you used.
3. To give your teacher a way to verify your research.
Here are some sample bibliographic entries:
Basic format for print sources
Author (last name, first name). Title. Location of publisher:
Name of publisher (indented), Date of publication.
Book (one author)
Fries, Charles. The Structure of English. New York:
Book (two authors)
Hoff, Mary and John Rogers. Life On Land. Minneapolis:
Book (many authors)
Jenkins, Gladys, et. al. These Are Your Children. Chicago:
Scott Foresman, 1993.
Book (edited by)
Gunn, Giles, Ed. Literature and Religion. New York:
Book (no author listed)
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Indianapolis:
Jist Publishing, 2000.
"World War II." World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:
World Book, 1999. 21:470-501. (note the listing of volume and page numbers)
Magazine or Newspaper article
Gordon, Rich. "Saving Our Animal Friends." Planet Magazine.
15 Mar. 1999: 23-27.
Television or Radio program
"Latch Key Kids." Primetime.
WABC, 8 Jan. 2000
New Zoo Babies. Online. Bronxzoo.com.
1 June 2000.
"Egypt." Microsoft Encarta. CD-ROM.
Clinton, Bill, President. Personal Interview. 10 July 2000.