Bibliography Samples

Books Encyclopedia or Reference Book on CD ROM On-Line Resources
Encyclopedia Magazine or Newspaper Examples of Bibliographies

A bibliography is always in alphabetical order.

A bibliography is the final page in a document.

Books

Include these details:
  1. Author´s name: Surname first, then first name or initials
  2. Year of Publication (in brackets)
  3. Title of Book in ITALICS or underlined if handwritten
  4. Publisher
  5. Place of Publication

Example:
Smith, Kate (1998), Life in Asia, Collins, Melbourne

Encyclopedia

Include these details:
  1. Author of article - if known
  2. Date of Publication (in brackets)
  3. Title of article in 'quotation marks'
  4. Encyclopedia in ITALICS
  5. Date of Publication (comes here if author is not known)
  6. Volume number
  7. Publisher
  8. Place of Publication
Example:
Bond, Adam, (1996) 'Plastics', Encyclopedia of Australia vol 9, Macmillan, Sydney
OR
´Mammals´ World Book Encyclopedia (1996) vol. 12 World Book Inc., Chicago

Encyclopedia or Reference Book on CD ROM

Example:
Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition, CD-ROM. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corporation, 1983-1999

Magazine or Newspaper

Include these details:
  1. Author
  2. Year of Publication
  3. Title of article in 'single quotation marks'
  4. Title of Newspaper or magazine in ITALICS
  5. Date of Publication
Example:
Broome, Ken (1997), ‘Life at the top!’ The Herald Sun, Nov 21

On-Line Resources

Include these details, if possible:

  1. Author
  2. Title of document in ‘single quotation marks’
  3. Date of Publication
  4. [Online] Available
  5. Full <URL>
  6. Date of access (in brackets)
Example:
Davis, Heather: ‘Guidelines to writing’ 1998 [Online] Available &lthttp://www.usa.net/~hdavis/home.html> (Jan 7, 1999)

Examples of Bibliographies

Broome, Ken (1997), ‘Life at the top!’ The Herald Sun, Nov 21, 1997

Davis, Heather: ‘Guidelines to writing’ [Online] Available &lt.http://www.usa.net/~hdavis/home.html> Jan 7, 1999

‘Mammals’ World Book Encyclopedia (1996) vol. 12 World Book Inc., Chicago

Smith, Kate (1998), Life in Asia, Collins, Melbourne