Purely technical issues: you divide the bibliography into the following categories by continually typing the following items / notice how I do it below /:
I Documents and materials
- All legal acts are to be found here.
- Studies of various institutions and organizations.
- Other various official studies and materials.
- You must remember that you should enter / in this order! /: Alphabetically – the exact title of the document, its author, the date of issue.
II Book studies
- Here you will find books, textbooks, etc .; small objection – God forbid, do not post here works such as PWN Encyclopedia – in my opinion this is at least not serious.
- You write them in the following way: alphabetical name of the author, name of the author / if it is a collective work, add in parenthesis, after the name and the editor’s name word “(edit.)”, If there are two – three authors, you can write them all /, full title of the book, publishing house, place and year of publication.
- You will place here all the items from professional magazines.
- You give, in alphabetical order, the name of the author, the name of the author / if there are more of them or someone else’s editors – you mark it as above /, the title of the article, the title of the journal, its number and date of issue.
IV Periodicals – there is some convergence with the previous point, if you have doubts about the use of both of them, agree with the promoter; you can also combine these two types of materials into one
- You enter here all the articles that you used at work and which appeared, for example, in the press.
- You can also put only the titles of professional magazines that you have used and which deal with the field of knowledge you are interested in.
V Other sources
- Here you give everything that does not fit in the above categories.
- They can be a variety of leaflets, posters, any other gadgets that you used while writing a job. These are also materials prepared by you and not published elsewhere (e.g. the results of the tests carried out by him / her.
- If in your work you based yourself on an interview conducted by you – here you place the date of its performance, etc. characteristics; you must remember that this interview requires authorization and you must include the source it comes from – if it is in your private collection, you must mark it and … keep this collection for the next 20 years / someone may want to verify the facts you provided, in which you refer to someone’s statement / – that’s how much your job should be in the university’s archives.
- If you rely on writing a work on film, sound material, etc., you must describe what kind of material it is, where it came from, when and where it was aired, etc. If it’s your material, made by you, write about it and … keep it in your archives.
- Internet – Internet sources, more and more often used when writing master’s theses, you can post as part of “other materials”, but also, if there are a lot of them, create a separate category for them in the bibliography:
VI Internet sources
- Contrary to appearances, it is not so easy to rely on this type of source.
- First of all, you must give the exact, full address of the page you used to write the work.
- You also have to provide the date / month and year / when you used the site – you know that internet data is usually updated quite often and someone who looks into your work in a few months may not find the same data anymore. I think that it is best to check the validity of your Internet data even in the month of work defense and possibly add something, improve it, update it just before printing it out.
You have probably noticed that despite the division into particular categories of materials in the bibliography, its positions are numbered without interruption, in one sequence. You can of course start with the next type of materials starting with the number 1, but you will admit that the bibliography of, for example, 50 items looks nicer. Apart from the fact that the reviewer does not have to count on them … It is also obvious that if you did not use materials from any of the above categories, you simply skip it.