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Creating A Proper Bibliography

Any time reports or research papers are created, it is necessary to cite the sources of information from which the material was gathered. A list of the works cited is called a bibliography and it is the student's responsibility to complete one according to the following directions.  Examples of different types of sources are listed below. Please utilize this format only.  SUHSD approved bibliography format for printed and electronic sources may be found here.

Before typing your final bibliography, all entries are to be alphabetized by the first word in each type of entry. You make one combined list, do not break your bibliography into groups.


Book with one author:

Arnold, Caroline. Camel. New York: Morrow, 1992, 28-30.

Book with two or more authors:

Moktefi, Mokhtar and Veronique Ageorges. The Arabs in the Golden Age. Connecticut: Millbrook, 1992, 50-53.

Book, almanac or encyclopedia without an author listed for the article:

"Saudi Arabia." World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1999. New Jersey: Funk & Wagnalls, 1998, 805-806.

Book encyclopedia (with authorís name at the end of the article):

Miles, Earl J. "Tanzania." New Book of Knowledge, Vol. 17. Connecticult: Grolier, 1998, 16-19.

CD-ROM encyclopedia (with authorís name at the end of the article):

Garst, Ronald D. "Ghana." Grolierís Electronic Encyclopedia [CD-ROM], 1999.

Online encyclopedia (author/contributorís name usually at the end of the article):

Scruggs, Otey M. "Douglass, Frederick," Worldbook Online http://www.worldbook online.com/ (March 13, 2000).

Internet (begin with author, if known. Date, if no date given, use current date):

Eberius, Bill. Eli Whitney. 1999 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/3048/bio/WHITNEY/eliwhitney.html (23 December 1999).

Benjamin Franklin. http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html (15 January 2000).

Electric Library (magazine article):

Mallory, Maria. "Bound for Freedom." U.S. News & World Report, 14 April 1997. Electric Library http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/ (12 February 2000).

Magazine article:

Zwingle, Erla. "Morocco, North Africaís Timeless Mosaic." National Geographic, October 1996: 98-125.

Newspaper article:

Ulbrich, Jeffrey. "Whoíll Be Blamed in Crash that Killed Diana?" San Diego Union-Tribune. 8 September 1997: Section A1.

Personal or Telephone Interview:

Reno, Janet. Personal Interview, 13 July 2000.

Please note, there are hundreds of types of sources and, believe it or not, each has an official way of being cited. These are given as a general guideline and represent the majority of the type of sources you will encounter up through your senior year of high school.