The bibliography is sometimes called Works Cited or Works Consulted.
Bibliography entries must be written in a very specific format, but that format will depend you the particular style of writing you use. Your teacher will tell you which style to use, and for most school papers these will be either MLA, APA, or Turabian style.
Bibliography entries will include:
- Title of your source
- Publication information
Your entries should be listed in alphabetical order.
The main purpose of a bibliography entry is to give credit to other authors whose work you've consulted in your research. Another purpose of a bibliography is to make it easy for a curious reader to find the source you've used.
Bibliography entries are usually written in a hanging indent style. This means that the first line of each citation is not indented, but subsequent lines of each citation are indented.