If the word bibliography sounds unfamiliar it’s because different citation styles use different names for it. For example, in APA calls a bibliography References, while in MLA calls it Works Cited.
But regardless of what it’s named, your bibliography is a list of all the sources (books, articles, websites…) that you have used as research for your paper. This list is usually placed at the end of your paper on a separate page and the citation entries are organised alphabetically by author’s last name.
Check out these sample papers to see how bibliographies are formatted:
- MLA – from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
- APA – from the American Psychological Association’s Style Guide
- Chicago – from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
Need help with? Try these citation guides and stop by the Library Service Desk.