Citing Sources for Bibliographies

    When citing sources, students must use a standard citation format to identify the information used and give credit to its creator. Consistency is crucial.

    Each work is usually identified by three key elements: author's name - title or source - publication information. The title should be either underlined or italicized. A period and one space follow each element. The first line of each citation starts at the left margin; the second and any succeeding lines are indented five spaces. Each source is listed separately and is arranged alphabetically by the author's last name (use the title if there is no author).

    Author’s last name, first name. Title of the Book. Where published: who published it, when published.

    Cross, Wilbur. The New Age of Medical Discovery. New Oak: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1992.

    Last name, first name, “Title of Article.” Name of Encyclopedia, Vol. #, edition date.

    Truxal, John G., “Automation.” World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 1, 1999.

    Last name, first name. “Title of article.” Magazine, date: page numbers.

    Tully, Shawn. “The Universal Teenager.” Fortune 4 Apr. 1999: 14-16.

    Internet Sources
    : use Citation Machine for correct format.

    Citation Machine: use this Internet source to find the correct style.
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