How to prepare bibliographical references for a variety of sources of information


The bibliography is the most important part of your project because it cites the sources of information you have used to support statements you have made about the subject of your study.



Author (last name first). Title (underlined). Place of publication:

Publisher. Copyright date.


Ex. Grace, Eric S. Seals. Boston: London, Brown, 2001.



Title of article (in quotation marks), name of encyclopedia (underlined). Edition (year), Volume, pages used.


Ex. "Arizona." The World Book Encyclopedia. 1996, vol.1. pp.670-678.



Title of article (in quotation marks), name of encyclopedia

(underlined) , Format (CD-ROM). Publisher. . Edition (year).


Ex. "Sharks." Encarta Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. Microsoft Corp. 1997.



Author. Title of article (in quotation marks). Name of magazine (underlined) Date of issue: pages used.


Ex. Norris, Kenneth S. "Dolphin in Crisis." National Geographic. September 2001: 2-35.



Name of the Home Page (underlined). Name of the computer network (World Wide Web). Date of access. Online address (Universal resources locator).


Ex. Boyden School Home Page. World Wide Web. 15 May 2009. URL:



Personally Conducted Interview

Name of person interviewed. Type of interview conducted. Date.

Ex. Wynn, Phail. Personal interview. 29 Apr. 2010.

Ex. Munger, Katy. Telephone interview. 5 June 2010.



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