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How do I write a bibliography?


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There are several different styles for how to organize a bibliography-- one is called MLA and the other is called APA. There are very good online help pages to show you how to use each of these styles. But the thing to remember is that a bibliography goes at the end of your paper or report. It contains a list of the books, magazine and newspaper articles, journal articles, and online articles that you used for reference. The list of sources is in alphabetical order by the last name of the author. If there is no author given, then it's alphabetized by the first word in the title. For example, in MLA style, here are several entries:

"Lung Cancer Stills Voice of Singer Nat King Cole." Dallas Morning News, February 16, 1965, p. 12.
Pareles, John. "Natalie Cole, Unforgettable Voice, Dies at 65." New York Times, January 1, 2016, p. B6.