How To Write A Bibliography

How to write a bibliography provides the stantard method for creating a bibliography for any research paper.


How to Create a Bibliography

A bibliography is a list of books, journals or magazines used as source material in writing a research paper.

By the way, there are several ways to write a bibliography. However, the following steps for writing a bibliography is the standard approach.

1. Prepare a page at the end of the research paper as a bibliography

You will simply need to highlight this page as your bibliography by placing a heading at the top. The heading would be BIBLIOGRAPHY.


2. List all authors alphabetically

Your bibliography is listed alphabetically by author's surname or family name whether it be a book, journal or article.


3. List the author's surname or family name followed by a comma

Example: Danials,


4. List the author's given names followed by a period

Example: Danials, John D.


5. List the name of the book in italics followed by a period

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography.

NB. The name of the book can be listed by underlining the book title.

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography.


6. List the city's name in which the book was published followed by a colon

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography. Grand Rapids, Michigan:


7. List the name of publisher followed by a comma

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House,


8. List the date of publication follow by a period

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2020.

Example: Danials, John D. How To Write A Bibliography. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2020.


9. List the name of article in quotation marks followed by a period

Example: Andersen, David L. "How To Write A Bibliography."


10. List the name of the journal or magazine in italic or underline followed by volume number

Example: Andersen, David L. "How To Write A Bibliography." Writing Essays 113

Example: Andersen, David L. "How To Write A Bibliography." Writing Essays 113


11. List the date of publication of the journal or magazine in parenthesis

Example: Andersen, David L. "How To Write A Bibliography." Writing Essays 113 (2020)

Example: Andersen, David L. "How To Write A Bibliography." Writing Essays 113 (2020)

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