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How do I... - Friday 06 June 2014
What is it for?
A bibliography is the list of the documents you used to write a paper or dissertation.
It has two purposes:
demonstrating the quality of your work: your arguments are backed by your research
allowing the verification of your work: your reader might be interested in some of your sources and look for the document that inspired you
Where to place it?
A bibliography is generally placed at the end of your paper. You can also insert a shorter bibliography at the end of each part or chapter.
How to organize references?
A bibliography must follow a structure, which can be either:
thematic: you can use the different parts of your paper
by document type: first books, then articles, etc...
In any case, references are listed alphabetically by author.
How to present references?
References are displayed following a norm: several norm exist.