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Writing a bibliography

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How to compile a bibliography

A bibliography, which is written on a separate page placed at the end of an assignment, lists all the resources used. The list is always alphabetical. We use the Harvard System and it is the only one to be used in your assignment.

Book: one author

Marsden, J. 1993. Everything I Know About Writing. Port Melbourne: Reed.

Book: two authors

Kalman, B. and J. Sjonger. 2007. Explore Australia and Oceania. Ascot Vale, Vic.: Crabtree.

Book: more than two authors

Willmott, H., R. Cross and C. Messenger. 2004. World War II. London: Dorling Kindersley.

Book: author unknown

How to Draw Sharks and Their Prey. 2007. New York: Scholastic.

Book: with editor or compiler

Sykes, H. ed. 2008. Issues of Our Time. Albert Park, Vic.: Future Leaders.

Book: edition other than the first

Webb, K. 2006. World War I from Sarajevo to Versailles. 2nd ed. Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Organisation as author: corporate author

Queensland Museum. 2003. Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane. South Brisbane, Qld:

Queensland Museum.

Article by one author in a work compiled by another author

Disney, J. 2008. Affordable Housing. In Issues of Our Time, ed. H. Sykes, 94-106. Albert

Park, Vic.: Future Leaders.

Magazine article: author known

Clausen, L. 2008. Resurrection Day. Time. February 25: 20-25.

Magazine article: author unknown

Jump on Board. 2007. Choice. Dec 2007/Jan 2008: 28-29.

Newspaper: with journalist

Williams, L. 2008. Majority of Japanese Support Whale Hunt. Daily Telegraph. February 9, 9.

Newspaper: without journalist

Australian. 2008. For Their Own Good. February 11, 9.

Internet: with author

Kruszelnicki, K. 2007. Mobile Phone Cooks Egg. ABC Science Online.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/moments/s2012756.htm (accessed March 6, 2008).

Internet: without author

Climate Action Now, Australia. 2007. Greenpeace Australia Pacific

http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/resources/photo-stories/climate-change (accessed March

6, 2008).

Encyclopaedia article

Boating. 2002. World Book Encyclopaedia, vol.2. Chicago: World Book, 428-432.

Pamphlet

Beach Conservation. (Pamphlet). Beach Protection Authority.

Television Program

Catalyst. 2008. ABC1. March 5.

CD-ROM

Stagestruck. (Cd-Rom). 1998. Canberra: Department of Communication and the Arts.

Email

Jones, C. 2008.(Email). March 7.

Note: Never publish an email address without the permission of the owner.

Interview

Brown, A. 2006. My War Experience. 1944. (Interview). Brisbane, February 3.

What does a completed bibliography look like?

Below is an example. This would form the last page of your assignment. Resources listed are in alphabetical order.

Boating. 2002. World Book Encyclopaedia, vol.2. Chicago: World Book, 428-432.

Climate Action Now, Australia. 2007. Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/resources/photo-stories/climate-change (accessed March 6, 2008).

How to Draw Sharks and Their Prey. 2007. New York: Scholastic. Kalman, B. and J. Sjonger. 2007. Explore Australia and Oceania. Ascot Vale, Vic.: Crabtree.

Queensland Museum. 2003. Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane. South Brisbane, Qld: Queensland Museum.

Sykes, H. ed. 2008. Issues of our time. Albert Park, Vic.: Future Leaders.

Williams, L. 2008. Majority of Japanese Support Whale Hunt. Daily Telegraph. February 9.

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Cope, B. ed. 2006. The Written Assignment. Rev. ed. Kelvin Grove, Q’ld: Queensland University of Technology.

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Last reviewed 10 April 2019
Last updated 10 April 2019