The Effective Ways of Writing a Bibliography

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

After writing an academic paper, it is an unavoidable thing for the students to include a bibliography section in it. A bibliography provides a complete detail to the students about the potential resources from where you have gathered the data for your academic paper. In the bibliography section of an academic paper, you can provide the references of books, literary articles, newspapers, magazines, and all the other references. You can write the bibliography section either by using APA, MLA or CMS. If you are not able to write a bibliography section of an academic paper, then you can get help from experts in academic writing services. Some effective ways of writing a bibliography section are given below;


Tips to write an APA bibliography
If you are writing an academic paper of a science subject, then you can use APA reference style. APA stands for ‘American Psychological Association’. Some essential tips to write a bibliography by using an APA citation style are given below;

1) According to APA referencing style, you can create a bibliography section by reserving a page for it.

2) All the references of a bibliography should be sorted out by their last name. This list should be created alphabetically.

3) If there are more than seven authors of a resource, then you can use ellipses.

4) If you are going to provide more than two references of the same author, then you can provide these references in chronological order.

5) If there is not a particular author of a source and it is published by an organization, then you can provide the name of this organization as an author.

6) After providing the reference of a particular resource, when you are going to provide the reference of another resource, then you should try to use indent.

7) In order to cite the articles, the students should try to write the name of the author, year of publication, the name of the publisher, and volume number of the publication.

8) In order to cite the books, the students should try to write the name of the author, year of publication, the title of the book and the name of the publisher.

Tips to write an MLA bibliography
If you are writing a humanities academic paper, then you will have to write an MLA bibliography. Some essential tips to write MLA bibliography are given below;

1) For MLA bibliography, the students should try to reserve a page for the ‘works cited’.

2) In the title of any resource, all the words should be capitalized.

3) There should be double spaces between the citations of your academic paper.

4) If you are going to cite such a resource which consists of more than one lines, then you will have indent each line.

5) Like the APA citation style, all the resources should be presented alphabetically regarding their author’s last name.

6) In order to cite the reference of a book, the students should write the last name of the author, first name of the author, place of publication, publication date, and title of the book.

7) In order to cite the reference of an article, the students should try to write the last name of the author, first name of the author, title of the article, publication source of the article and publication date of the article.

8) If the students have gathered the information from a website, then they can also provide a reference to this website in the bibliography.
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