You should compile a bibliography for project work when writing an essay, article, or research paper that relies heavily on source material. A bibliography is an alphabetized list of all the sources used in the paper. This list is found at the end of the work and allows the reader to verify the veracity of the statements and/or figures presented in the essay. It also allows a writer to give proper credit for quotes or key phrases so as to avoid plagiarism.
The following examples show works cited entries in Modern Language Association or MLA format. The current eighth edition follows the container system using nine core elements. This is the preferred format in the humanities like literature and art. For more on the other styles, check the end of this article.