Reading and note taking – preparation for study
Reading and note taking – preparation for study

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Reading and note taking – preparation for study

8.5 Constructing bibliographies

At the end of your assignments you need to include a bibliography or list of references. This is an alphabetical list of all the sources that you have used – each chapter, book and article that you refer to in the main body of your discussion. Bibliographies take a particular form and usually involve listing the:

  • author's name,

  • date of publication,

  • title of the piece, and

  • details of the publisher.

The best way to illustrate what exactly goes in a bibliography is to show you one. This course has a list of references - have a look at page 20 to see how the authors have laid it out.


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