How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies


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Which of the following is NOT a part of the bibliographic entry of a book?

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1. Which of the following is a bibliographic entry for a magazine article?

2. Which of the following is a reason citations and bibliographies are important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of reading citations in texts and bibliographies. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know what is included in bibliographic entries for books and journal articles, as well as the purpose of citations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • What information is found in the bibliographic entry of a book
  • Information included in the bibliographic entry for a journal article
  • Why citations are important

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand how to read bibliographies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding citations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bibliographic entries

Additional Learning

To learn more about citations, review the corresponding lesson on Reading Citations in Texts and Bibliographies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn to properly read citations in texts
  • Learn the components of book and article bibliographic entries
  • Discuss why it is important to be able to understand citations