While you are reading the literature during your research process, make sure you record all of the information necessary to create your bibliography later. We strongly encourage you to do this as you go, in order to save you time and frustration later on.
The data you record should include:
In most cases at the secondary school level, if you are asked for a bibliography, you will technically be creating a reference list - if you haven’t cited it, don’t list it in your references.
Reference lists (bibliographies) must be in alphabetical order of the first author’s surname.
These include: book, chapter of a book, comic, computer game, DVD, ebook, Facebook, graffiti, interview, map, musical score, newspaper article, pamphlet, mathematical equation, podcast, poster, song lyrics, your own work, television program, webpage and more.
Authors (Year of Publication) Title of Book. edition number. Place of publication: Publisher.
e.g. Warnant, P., Arena, P., Burrows, K., Lofts, G. & Evergreen, M. (2009) Core Science Stage 5: Complete course. Milton, Qld: Jacaranda.
Authors/Organisation (Year of Publication) Title of Website [Online] (date of the most recent update) Available at: URL [date of most recent acess].
e.g. Cooper, D. (2008) Scientists Sequence Kangaroo Genome [Online] (Updated 18 November 2008) Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/ science/articles/2008/11/18/2422599.htm [Accessed 30 January 2013].
Use the CiteThisForMe app to help you compile your reference list.
Select the Harvard referencing style to ensure the correct format.
Make sure to double-check the CiteThisForMe reference for any mistakes.