Items in a bibliography are alphabetically ordered by author; and, if no author, then by title. Looking at the examples below, the source authored by the Central Intelligence Agency would be listed before the source titled “How to Measure Justice”. The source titled “Vietnam” would be last in order and the source by George Adams would come first.

WEBSITE:

Author of page, last name first, followed by a period. Title of page in quotes, followed by a period. Title of the entire website, underlined, followed by a period. The full URL address of the page, beginning with http://, followed by the date you visited the site in parentheses, followed by a period.

Grimes, Barbara F., ed. “South Africa.” Ethnologue.

http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Sout.html%20(4 Feb. 1999).

BOOK:

Author’s name, last name first, followed by a period. Title underlined, followed by a period (do not underline period). Place of publication, followed by a colon. Publishers name, followed by a comma. Copyright date, followed by a period.

Morgan, Terri. Photography Take your Best Shot. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner

Publishing, 1991.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE:

Author’s name, last name first, followed by a period. Title of the article in quotation marks, followed by a period. Title of encyclopedia, underlined, followed by a period. Copyright date of edition, followed by a period.

Dickinson, Robert E. “The Norman Conquest.” World Book Encyclopedia. 1990

ed.

(If there is no author, leave it out.)

“Vietnam.” Compton’s Encyclopedia. 1992 ed.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE (MONTHLY):

Author’s name, last name first, followed by a period. Title of article, in quotation marks, followed by a period. Title of magazine, underlined, followed by a period. Date of issue (month, then year), followed by a comma. Pages, followed by a period.

Sterling, Jeffrey. “Apartheid in South Africa.” The World Magazine. April 1986,

pp. 27-35.

(If there is no author, leave it out.)

MAGAZINE ARTICLE (WEEKLY):

Same as a monthly magazine article, except the date is done differently. See below.

Smith, Belinda. “Chaos in Television.” Time. 7 February 1990, pp. 34-35.

NEWSPAPER:

Author’s name, last name first, followed by a period. Title of article, in quotation marks, followed by a period. Title of newspaper, underlined, followed by a comma. Date (day, month, year) followed by a comma. Page, followed by a period.

Adams, George. “Ford’s Plan to Spur Republican Revival.” The New York Times,

29 Nov. 1974, p. 20.

(If there is no author, leave it out.)

“How to Measure Justice.” The Examiner, 19 Aug. 1979, p. 8.

INTERVIEW:

See example below:

Personal interview with Robert Turrentine, President, Acme Boot Company,

Clarksville, TN, 11 Feb. 1987.

NEWSBANK:

Author’s name, last name first, followed by a comma.
Title of article, in quotation marks, followed by a period. Title of newspaper or magazine underlined, followed by the date, followed by a period. Name of the database followed by a period. Date retrieved from database in parentheses.

Wood, Daniel B., “Largest Welfare to Work Program Called a Success.” The

Christian Science Monitor 20 April 1993. UMI Proquest Direct. (29 January

1999).

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