Bibliography Examples

Citing your Sources


World Wide Web/Internet:


A web site with one author:

Ashmawy, Alaa. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 26 August 1997.



A web site without an author:

Welcome to the White House. U.S. Government. 3 September 1999.




Book Citations:


Book with one author:

Lavender, David. Snowbound: The Tragic Story of the Donner Party.

New York: Holiday House, 1996.


The author is listed, last name first. The title is underlined. The city where the book is published is listed followed by a colon and the name of the publisher followed by a comma. The year the book is published is then listed followed by a period.


Book with two authors:

Lurie, Jon and Jimmy Clarke. Fundamental Snowboarding. New York: Lerner, 1996.


A book that has an editor:

Ehrlich, Amy, ed. When I was Your Age: Original Stories About Growing Up.

Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 1996.


If the city of publication is unfamiliar, the name of the state or country is listed as well.


A book without an author:

Mobil Travel Guide, Southeast. New York: Fodor’s Travel Publication, 1997.


An article in a book without an author:

“Fiji.” The World Fact Book. Central Intelligence Agency: Washington, 1997.


The title of the article is listed before the title of the book.

Encyclopedia and Other Reference Books:


An encyclopedia article may or may not have an author. The author’s name can be found at the end of the article. An article that has an author is called a “signed article.”


Signed articles:

Sutherland, Zena. “Literature for Children.” World Book Encyclopedia. Volume 12.

Chicago: World Book, 1997.


The name of the encyclopedia article is placed after the author’s name and put in quotation marks.


Unsigned articles:

“Motion.” Encyclopedia Americana. Volume 19. Danbury, Connecticut: Groliers, 1994.



Magazines and Newspapers:


Magazines and newspapers are good sources for locating current information. When citing a magazine or newspapers [sometimes called periodicals], use the following formats. Periodical articles may or may not have an author.



Signed Articles:

Taylor, Phil. “Center of the Storm.” Sports Illustrated. 15 December 1997: 62-67.


The author’s name is given first, the name of the article, then the name of the magazine, the date of the magazine, a colon and then the page number(s).



“Algeria Allegedly Turns Blind Eye to Massacre.” Chicago Tribune. 5 January 1998.   Section 1, page 4.


If the article has an author, it is placed before the name of the article.


Other non-book materials:


When using non-book materials, include the publication medium (CD-ROM or World Wide Web, etc.), the vendor’s and publisher’s names (if known), and the date of database publication.


Newspaper or Magazine Database:

Smith, Wes and Gary Marx. “U.S. Seizes Unabomer Suspect.” Chicago Tribune. 4 April 1996. Section 1, Page 1. Chicago Tribune CD-ROM. Newsbank, Inc. 1996


Boustany, Nora. “Postwar Iraq: A Still-Shaken People.” Washington Post. 9 February 1993. Version 2.3. SIRS CD-ROM. Sirs, Inc. 1997.


Monaco, John E., “When the Diabetic Child is Hospitalized.” Pediatrics for Parents. Volume 17, Issue 1: 6. HealthSource Version 5.0, CD-ROM. Ebsco. 1996.


The citation looks like a regular newspaper or magazine citation, until the end where the type of product (CD-ROM) is listed, and then the publisher of the CD-ROM.


Non-book Reference

“Maya Angelou.” UXL Biographies. Version 2.0. CD-ROM. Farmington Hills, MI: UXL, 1999.


“Belize.” UXL Worldmark. Version 1.0. CD-ROM. Farmington Hills, MI: UXL, 1997.


Burke, Ronald. “Vatican City.” World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1999.



Where to find the information in your source:


Information for bibliographies is taken right from the source. Look at the title page for the publisher, city, and author. Copyright information is found on the verso page. Web sites are listed in the location bar of the web browser.




biography --- A book written about a person’s life.

bibliography --- A list of materials used in creating a report or paper.

citation --- Source of information used in a report.

et al. --- “and others”

periodical --- Publication, especially magazine or newspaper that is printed in regular intervals.

place --- City where the publisher is located.

publisher --- The company that produces the material.

signed --- An article that has an author listed.

verso --- Opposite of the title page (the left page of a book).
















Oaklea Middle School Website. How to Cite the Internet. 5 November 2001.



The above bibliography entry cites where I found this information.