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MHS Library | Year 9 Design Task 2


Your assignment requires a bibliography. What do you do?  Include a list of urls at the bottom of the page? No!
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  1. By providing clear guidelines in this guide
  2. We can also help you in person. Make a time with us or just come in and see us
  3. You can contact us via Teams: Ask The Library

First things first: Make sure you understand the terms:

Referencing - the process of giving credit to the original owner(s) of the material you may use in your work.

Citation - the way you tell readers that some material in your work came from another source.

Bibliography - an alphabetical list of the citations.

Acknowledging your sources

When submitting an essay or other piece of academic work, you need to properly acknowledge the material that you have consulted. This allows others who read your work to verify facts or research the same information more easily. Acknowledgment may be in the form of  in text citations, footnotes, endnotes and/or a bibliography. For a simple assignment at MHS, a bibliography is usually enough.


Cite This For Me - generator

Get a free account with BibMe to generate citations for websites.

Here's what you will see when you select 'Add Reference':

After you add your url you'll see the citation, and you may see a warning:

This is a good opportunity to find the 'About Us' section of your website to ensure that it has reputable authors. In this case it seems that the source is reputable but it's always a good idea to check. Having a good look around the website is a good habit, otherwise you may miss out on something valuable. In this case my investigation found that the website generates its own citation.