When you write an assignment, you use information from different sources. It is important that you acknowledge their authors and publishers, in listing them.

There are several standards for writing them. You can use footnotes or place the list at the conclusion of your assignment (Bibliography). There, you can list all of your sources in the order of appearance in the paper or in alphabetical order. Which ever you choose, keep the format consistent.

For a book:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title in Italic. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Example: Gleitzman, Morris. Boy Overboard. Camberwell: Penguin, 2002.

For an article:

Author Last Name, First name. “Title of Article”. Magazine Name in Italic. Date of publication. Pages.
Example: Nachtwey, James. “Mandela’s Children”. National Geographic. June 2010. p80-109.

For a webpage:

Author’s name, Title.  database name in Italic (if from a database), Date you accessed it, <url of the page>
Example: Eileen McSaveney. Historic earthquakes: Liquefaction demonstrated, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 15/06/2011,

You can use BibMe a fast and easy bibliography maker or EasyBib, same tool, less graphic but more popular…

See also the Information Literacy Tutorial here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s