Library Sparks Bibliography Template Elementary

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 "How to Make a Bibliography"


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Author’s last name, first name. Title of book. City: Publisher, Date.


Example: Jenkins, Steve. The Animal Book. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.



Encyclopedias and other reference books:


Author’s last name, first name (if available). “Title of article or word you looked up.” Title of encyclopedia. City: Publisher, Date.

Example: “Whales.” The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2006.


Websites, including online encyclopedias:


Author’s last name, first name (if available). “Title of article or word you looked up.” Title of website. Date of publication and/or date you accessed. <website address>.



Example: “Whales.” FactMonster. 23 Feb. 2014. <>.



  • If you can’t find the author, that’s okay.  
  • If you can’t find the date, that’s okay.


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