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Bibliographies

Bibliographies are excellent tools that can help you find other material on your research topic. According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, a bibliography is "the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production." By using the bibliography listed at the back of a book or the end of a journal article, you can locate the original resources the author used in researching the topic.

sample bibliography

  • Think of this sample bibliography as a list of possible resources. If you read an article or book that is especially relevant to your topic, use the bibliography to locate additional resources about your topic. The work is already done for you! The next step is locating these articles in either print periodicals or online databases.