What Is Bibliography? About The List Of Sources Or References
BIBLIOGRAPHY – In this topic, we are going to know and learn about the list of sources or references known as a bibliography.
Plagiarism.org describes the term as a list of all of the sources that you, an author, used in the process of researching your wotk. The sources can be referenced or not.
Included in this list are the following:
- the authors’ names
- the titles of the works
- the names and locations of the companies that published your copies of the sources
- the dates your copies were published
- the page numbers of your sources (that is, if they are part of multi-source volumes)
The two basic types of examples are the APA Format and the MLA format, the APA stands for the American Psychological Association, while the MLA stands for the Modern Language Association.
In the APA format, the guidelines states that this would be called Reference List. The format should be like this:
– Author’s last name, first initial. (Publication date). Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company
Here are some examples under the APA format uplifted from this website:
- Allen, T. (1974). Vanishing wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
- Boorstin, D. (1992). The creators: A history of the heroes of the imagination. New York: Random House.
- Nicol, A. M., & Pexman, P. M. (1999). Presenting your findings: A practical guide for creating tables. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Searles, B., & Last, M. (1979). A reader’s guide to science fiction. New York: Facts on File, Inc.
In the MLA format, on the other hand, the guidelines states that this would be called Works Cited. The format should be like this:
– Author’s last name, first name. Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company, publication date
Here are some examples under the MLA format, again, uplifted from this website:
- Allen, Thomas B. Vanishing Wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1974.
- Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators: A History of the Heroes of the Imagination. New York: Random, 1992.
- Hall, Donald, ed. The Oxford Book of American Literacy Anecdotes. New York: Oxford UP, 1981.
- Searles, Baird, and Martin Last. A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1979.