Writing Bibliographies and Reference Lists: Giving Credit Worksheet

Research Writing: Citing References

Practice with this Writing Bibliographies and Reference Lists Worksheet to test your knowledge of when to use each of these reference lists as you go through the research writing process. By completing 10 exercises, you make sure you understand the requirements for each list containing references.
Writing Bibliographies and Reference Lists: Giving Credit

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, decide whether the statement is true or false. Explain your answer for each exercise.

  • True or false: Bibliographies and reference lists contain the same information. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: A bibliography and a working bibliography are the same thing. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: If you are required to use a reference list, you will never also be required to include a bibliography with your completed research paper. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: The works cited page in MLA format is essentially the same thing as a bibliography. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: A bibliography includes a list of only those sources you used in your paper with an in-text citation. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: When an instructor says that you must include a bibliography, he or she always means a list of all sources you consulted during your research. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: An annotated bibliography and a bibliography are the exact same thing. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: A list of references includes every source you read or considered while writing your research paper. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: You always have the choice to use a bibliography or a reference list, regardless of what official style guide you are following. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: If your instructor says you must write in the MLA format and use a works cited page, it is okay to use a bibliography instead because you think it gives a more comprehensive picture. Explain your answer.