How to Write a Bibliography for Internet Sources
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There are different formats that you have to follow in citing references for a bibliography on a term paper or an article. You can use different sources such as newspapers, the Internet, magazines, books, and other articles.
- List of Internet sources
- papers or articles
Make sure that the information that you get from the Internet comes from a credible source. There is plenty of information available on the Internet and some of them may be fabricated. Get sources from trusted websites and official websites. You can also try checking out official websites of magazines or newspapers for articles.
To start making your bibliography, you need to get all the information needed. These bits of information include the name of the author of the article, the date when the article was written, the title of the article, the date when you accessed the information, the title of the article and lastly, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) where you got the article. Some information may not be available.
Start writing your bibliography. The format for each entry on the bibliography for Internet sources starts with the name of the author of the article. This name of the author is written with the last name first, a comma followed by the first name. After this information, place a period.
After typing the author’s name, the next information that you will type is the date when the article was written. This piece of information is enclosed in a parenthesis with the month typed first, followed by the day, a comma and the year. Place a period after the closed parenthesis.
Next is the title of the article. This is enclosed in quotation marks or it may also be italicized.
After the title of the article, place the date when you accessed the website and also type in the name of the website followed by a colon.
Lastly, place the URL of your Internet source after the semi-colon.
Your bibliography should look something like this – LastName, FirstName.(Month Day, Year).'Title of the Article' Retrived Month Day, Year from the website: http://www.abcde.com.