Standard Reference Citations
When you write your bibliography, list all of your references. A format for each type of publication follows (there are different formats):
- Web Site: Author(s). Title of Site or web page. URL of site, copyright year listed.
- Book: Author(s). Title of book. Edition. Location of publisher: Name of Publisher, year of publication.
- Encyclopedia: Title of encyclopedia, volume of encyclopedia used. Location of publisher: Name of Publisher, year of publication, pages where the article is located.
- Magazine or Journal: Author(s). “Title of article.” Name of magazine, Volume.issue (date): pages where the article is located.
Author(s) are listed last name first, first name or initials (as cited in the publication)
For example: Enchanted Learning would be cited as follows:
Col, Jeananda. Enchanted Learning. http://www.EnchantedLearning.com 1996 (or the earliest date located at the bottom of the page on the copyright notice).
For example: Zoom Dinosaurs would be cited as follows:
Col, Jeananda. Zoom Dinosaurs. http://www.ZoomDinosaurs.com 1996 (or the earliest date located at the bottom of the page on the copyright notice).
Another format for Internet sources is as follows:
Last name, First name of author. Title of Page. Name of the publisher (EnchantedLearning.com in our case). Date the page was created (at Enchanted Learning, this is the earliest date on the copyright notice located at the bottom of each page), Date of revision (at Enchanted Learning, we do not keep track of page revisions).
Some teachers also request that you include the date of access; this is the date (or dates) that you went to the web page (or pages).
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