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What is a Bibliography?
When you cite your material, you collect the citation information
for the sources you have used and list them alphabetically on the last
page of your paper. There are two different types of citation lists.
Bibliographies are lists of all the works you consulted to write a paper, even if you did not cite all of them directly in the paper.
Works Cited (other styles may call them References) pages consist of only works you have directly cited.
Parts of a Citation
information do you need to write an entry in a bibliography or works
cited page? In general, you'll need the following elements:
- Author name (or names)
- Title of work (Journal Articles need the title of the article and the Journal name)
- Date published
- Volume and issue (if applicable)
- Occasionally publisher and publishing city
- Occasionally the name of the database you got it from
- If it is an online resource, then the web URL and the date accessed
Citing Sources & Writing: Getting More Help
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
Get in-person tutoring at SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability. SLAC also maintains a good Documentation
page for quick reference.
Texas State Writing Center
The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes. The Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center