How do I create a bibliography? What bibliographic style should I use?


Question:

How do I create a bibliography? What bibliographic style should I use?

Answer:

A bibliography is a list of resources you consulted while preparing to write a paper.  The list of resources can include books, articles, web sites, interviews, audio, and film.

You can use bibliographic software tools like EndNote and RefWorks to create bibliographies.

The citation style you use in your bibliography depends on your subject. Your professor should let you know which citation style to use. The main bibliographic styles by subject are:

  • History: Chicago 15th
  • Humanities: MLA
  • Social Sciences: APA
  • Sciences: CSE

To learn more about using these styles see the The Bedford Handbook, 7th Edition: Research and Documentation Online page.

If you need more help, please feel free to Ask A Librarian for assistance.

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