GA11: What Is a Bibliography? What are In-Text and Bibliographic Citation Styles?

First, please read “What Is a Bibliography?” (

Second, read about how to evaluate a source as a reliable one:

Third, read about “Citing Sources,” which occurs both when you use in-text citations and when you compile a bibliography or works cited list:

Third, please respond to the following questions on our Open Lab site:

  1. What is your discipline or major?
  2. Do you know which style guidelines (MLA/APA/Other?) are used in your discipline/major? If not, how might you find out?
  3. Post the bibliographic citation for ONE of your sources in MLA format and indicate the format (book, periodical, electronic resources) that you used as a model (see below for citation guidelines for works in specific formats).
  4. Which short story did you select to read?  Why?  Please post the MLA bibliographic citation for the short story you are reading.
Purdue OWL MLA Works Cited Guidelines (Overview)
Periodicals (articles from newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals)
Electronic Sources (web sites, articles published on web sites and in online databases)