2 Why bother with Bibliography Cards at all?? enable you to keep trackof your sources, helpprevent plagiarism, andwill save you time inthe long run (nounnecessary trips backto the library).
3 Information to Put on Bibliography Cards AuthorTitlePublishing InformationPunctuationPublication Medium
4 Authors on Bibliography Cards Begin the first line of the bibliography entry at the left margin of the card.Indent all subsequent lines five spaces (tab).Author’s last name followed by a comma then first name and middle initial (if given).
5 Titles on Bibliography Cards Italicize titles of books and periodicals.Place quotation marks around the titles of articles.Capitalize words in titles correctly.Separate titles from subtitles with a colon.
7 Publishing Info--Books List the place of publication.Follow the place of publication with a colon, a space, and the name of the publisher.Follow publisher name with comma & publication date.Follow with period and medium.
8 Publishing Info--Magazines Dates: day, then month, then year.Follow the date with a colon, a space, and the page number.Omit commas between the month and the year.Follow final period with medium and period.
9 Publishing Info--Internet Information will be inconsistent from site to site.Look for Author, “Article,” Title or Site Name. Version/date. Publisher. Page number. Web. Date of access. <url>.URL is no longer necessary in many circumstances, but instructors are still allowed to insist on them.
10 Punctuation in Bibliography Follow each item with a period (author, article, book, publishing information).Use only one period when the author’s middle initial is included.Omit the period after magazine titles.Use a period at the end of each bibliography entry.
11 Other Details (helpful hints) If you use more than one library, list the name of the library where you found this source.For books, list the call number.Make notations of key features of source.
12 Sample Bibliography Card 1 Greenberg, Jan. Advertising Courses:How Advertising Works. New York:Henry Holt and Company, 1987.Print.Do you know what kind of sourcethis is? Book or Magazine?Yes!! It is a book.
13 Sample Bibliography Card 2 McCommons, James. “The Comebackof Moose.” Country Journal May-June 1991: Print.What does stand for?Page numbers in the magazine.
14 Sample Bibliography Card 3 Barker, Joe. “Finding Information onthe Internet: A Tutorial.” 2 Sept.Web. 14 October 1997.<http:// Edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Inet/FindInfo.html>.When did the researcher look up thisinformation?Yes. October 14, 1997.
15 Additional Bibliography Help For more tips on writingbibliography cards, consult anMLA Handbook, the librarians,OWL at Purdue, or your teacher.Don’t just guess...
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