Bibliography should be alphabetized according to the author’s last name. If there is no author given, begin with the title. See the
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- A book
Author(s). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
- Book with one author
Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: MacMurray, 1999.
- Two books by the same author After the first listing of the author's name, start a new line and use three hyphens and a period for the author's name. List books alphabetically:
Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.
---. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.
- Book with more than one author
Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, 2000.
- Book with a corporate author
American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. New York: Random, 1998.
- Book or article with no author named
Encyclopedia of Indiana. New York: Somerset, 1993. "Cigarette Sales Fall 30% as California Tax Rises." New York Times 14 Sept. 1999: A17.
- Anthology or collection
Peterson, Nancy J., ed. Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.
- A part of a book (such as an essay in a collection)
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages.
- Article from a reference book
"Jamaica." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1999 ed.
- An article in a periodical (such as a newspaper or magazine)
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Source Day Month Year: pages.
- Magazine or newspaper article
Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: 70-71.
Trembacki, Paul. "Brees Hopes to Win Heisman for Team." Purdue Exponent: 5 Dec. 2000: 20.
- A Web site
Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site. Date of Access <electronic address>.
- Web site example
Felluga, Dino. Undergraduate Guide to Literary Theory. 17 Dec. 1999. Purdue University. 15 Nov. 2000 <http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/felluga/theory2.html>.
- An article on a Web site
Author(s)."Article Title." Name of web site. Date of posting/revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with site. Date of access <electronic address>.
- Article on a Web site example
Poland, Dave. "The Hot Button." Roughcut. 26 Oct. 1998. Turner Network Television. 28 Oct. 1998 <http://www.roughcut.com>.
- An article in an online journal or magazine
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume. Issue (Year): Pages/Paragraphs. Date of Access <electronic address>.
- Online journal article
Wheelis, Mark. "Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention." Emerging Infectious Diseases 6.6 (2000):33 pars. 5 Dec. 2000 <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol6no6/wheelis.htm>.
Author. "Title of the message (if any)" E-mail to the author. Date of the message.
- E-mail to you
Kunka, Andrew. "Re: Modernist Literature." E-mail to the author. 15 Nov. 2000.
- Email communication between two parties, not including the author
Neyhart, David. "Re: Online Tutoring." E-mail to Joe Barbato. 1 Dec. 2000.
- Article in a reference database on CD-ROM
"World War II." Encarta. CD-ROM. Seattle: Microsoft, 1999.
- Article from a periodically published database on CD-ROM
Reed, William. "Whites and the Entertainment Industry. " Tennessee Tribune 25 Dec. 1996: 28. Ethnic NewsWatch. CD-ROM. Data Technologies. Feb. 1997.
- Government publication
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health. Washington: GPO, 2000.
Office of the Dean of Students. Resources for Success: Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, 2000.
- Interview that you conducted
Purdue, Pete. Personal Interview. 1 Dec. 2000.
Lufthansa. Advertisement. Time 20 Nov. 2000: 151.
- Television or radio program
"The Blessing Way." The X-Files. Fox. WXIA, Atlanta. 19 Jul. 1998.
- Sound recording
U2. All That You Can't Leave Behind. Interscope, 2000.
The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro. Polygram, 1995.