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Bibliographies

Bibliographic Formats

 

Sixth Grade

1.      For each source listed, begin first line at margin and indent

 each line that follows.

2.      Underline titles of books, periodicals, and software. Titles

of articles are enclosed in quotation marks.

3.      Note punctuation and follow exactly.

4.      If required information, such as author or place of publication,

is not available, just leave it out.

5.        Arrange all sources alphabetically in one list.

 

PRINT SOURCES

 

·        Book with one author

1.       Author

2.       Title of book. (underlined)

3.       City of publication:

4.      Publisher, date of publication.

 

Example:        Schwartz, David M. G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book.

                                    Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 1998.

 

 

·        Book with two authors

1.       Authors. (in the order they are given in the book)

2.       Title of book. (underlined)

3.       City of publication:

4.      Publisher, date.

 

Example:        Momorella, Maryanne and Wendy Hohenstein. Integrated

                                    Computer Projects. Mason, Ohio: South-Western, 2003.

 

 

 

·        Book with more than two authors

1.       List the first author, last name first, and then add 'et al.'

(which means "and others" in Latin)

2.       Title of book. (underlined)

3.       City of publication:

4.       Publisher, date.

 

Example:          Duzer, Van, et al.  Fairy Tales around the World. New York:

                                    Schuster, 2001.

 

 

·        Article in a periodical (magazines, newspapers)

1.       Author. (if available)

2.       “Title of article.”

3.       Periodical title (underlined)

4.      Date: pages

 

Example:        Carr, Lois Green. "Life in Colonial Maryland." Cobblestone.

                                    September, 2002: 4-7.

 

·        Encyclopedias and other familiar reference books

1.       Author of article. (if available)

2.       “Title of article.”

3.       Title of book (underlined)

4.      Date of edition.

 

Examples:       "Cairo, Egypt." Compton's Encyclopedia and Fact-Index. 2001.

 

Lawrence, Robert. "Immigration." The World Book Encyclopedia.

            2001.

           

 

 

INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE RESEARCHER

1.       Name of person interviewed.

2.       Type of interview.

3.      Date of interview.

 

Example:        O'Connell, Raymond. Superintendent of Stratford Public Schools.

                                    Personal Interview. 13 November 2001.

 

                        Lieberman, Joseph. US Senator. Telephone Interview. 31 May 2001.

 

 

ELECTRONIC SOURCES

 

·         Encyclopedia and other publications on CD-ROM:

1.       Author. (if available)

2.       “Title of article.”

3.       Title of product (underlined)

4.       Edition or version (if relevant)

5.       CD-ROM

6.      Publisher, date of publication.

 

Example:        Frost, Robert. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” World’s

                                    Best Poetry on CD. 2nd ed. CD-ROM. Roth Publishing, 1996.

 

 

 

ONLINE SOURCES

·        Encyclopedia from an online service

1.       Author, if shown.

2.       “Title of the article.”

3.       Name of encyclopedia. (underlined)

4.       Name of publisher, date of publication, if available.

5.       Date of your visit

6.      Name of the online service you used.

 

Example:        "Ozone." Compton's Living Encyclopedia. Compton's Learning

Company, 1998. 7 January 2001. America Online.

 

 

·        Periodical article from an online database

1.       Author.

2.       “Title of article.”

3.       Periodical title. date: page

4.       Name of database. (underlined)

5.       Publisher of database (if available)

6.       Date of visit

7.      <http address> (enclosed in angle brackets)

 

Example:        Adler, Jerry. "Ghost of Everest." Newsweek 17 May 1999. 19 May 1999.

                                    <http://newsweek.com/nw-srv/issue/20_99a/printed/int/socu/   

                                    so0120 1.htm>

 

·        Material from iCONN, the Connecticut Digital Library

1.        Author.

2.        “Title of article.”

3.       Title of source (magazine, journal, newspaper, etc.) date: page.

4.       iCONN. (underlined)

5.       Publisher of database (if available)

6.       Date of visit.

7.      <http address> (enclosed in angle brackets)

 

Example:        Prescott, Stephanie. “In Stratford, the Play’s the Thing.” Faces:

                                    People, Places, and Cultures May 2001 v17 i19 p38.

                                    iCONN. 23 May 2002. http://www.iconn.org

 

Mihm, Stephen. “Cloning Endangered Species.” The New York

Times 9 December 2001 p60 col 03. ICONN. 6 June 2000. <http://www.iconn.org>

 

World Wide Web

1.       Author (if known).

2.       “Title of article.”

3.       Title of complete work. (underlined)

4.       Date of visit

5.      <full http address> (enclosed in angle brackets)

 

Example:        “Path to peace runs through a history of tumult.” Mideast: Land of

            Conflict.  16 October 2002.

<http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/mideast/stories/overview>

 

                        “Monarch Migration.” Alien Empire: Nature Voyagers. 16

October 2002. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/alienempire/voyagers.html>

 

Personal Webpage

1.       Author.

2.       Home page.

3.       Date of access.

4.       <Author’s e-mail address> (enclosed in angle brackets)

 

Example:        Lawson, Anne. Home page. 5 Dec 2001.

                                    <http://www.target.net:8080/~alaw/index.html>