Compiling Preliminary Bibliography Assignment


Both Reference Lists and Bibliographies are placed at the end of your essay, assignment or thesis (unless your lecturer has specified differently, which may be the case for theses). Citations (references) are then arranged alphabetically by author or responsible organisation, or where no author is given, by title. (If the first word is a definite/indefinite article it should be ignored, e.g. The Story of Art should be filed alphabetically under Story). Citations by the same author are then arranged chronologically, with the most recent first.

It is important you consult with your lecturer or Course Notes to determine whether a Reference List or Bibliography is required. 


Reference List (Example)

About Jenny Holzer 2011, dvd, Microcinema International, San Francisco, California.

Art + soul : a journey into the world of aboriginal art2010, television program, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 4 October.

Art Farmer 1978, Art, sound recording, Cadet Records, Chicago, Ill.

Chains = Cantene/Titanus 2011, motion picture, British Film Institute, London.

Colli, MG 2009, Bilbao_6 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, photograph, viewed 4 January 2012, <>.

Di Trocchio, P 2011, Manstyle : men + fashion, exhibition catalogue, 11 March-27 November, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.

Eales, S (ed.) 2003, The Jacaranda atlas, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Brisbane.

Fujimoto, Tetsuo 1998, Work 98-1, Fibre art : Hemp cloth, polyester threads, Pellon backing and natural plant dyes Exhibited at: Textural Space exhibition, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, 27 Apr - 23 Jun 2001.

Google Earth 6.0. 2008. Hylands House and estates 51°42'39.17"N, 0°26'11.30"W, elevation 60M. 3D Buildings data layer, viewed 31 August 2011, < >.

Gorman, P 2001, The look: adventures in pop & rock fashion, Sanctuary Publishing Ltd, London.

Gough, P 2017, What makes art good or bad?, video recording, Youtube, viewed 17 July 2017, 

Le Corbusier, c. 1950-1954, Notre-Dame du Haut, exterior, Ronchamp, France, viewed 12 January 2012, Oxford Art Online database. 

Liebovitz, A 2002, Dancers: photographs by Annie Liebovitz, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

Melbourne Water 2012, Weekly water report 5 January 2012: Chart view Daily residential water use in Melbourne, Melbourne Water, Victoria, viewed 12 January 2012, <>.

Mojang 2009, Minecraft, video game, Xbox 360, Mojang, Sweden.

Nefertari with Isis, n.d. photograph, viewed 4 January 2012, <>.

Sallowsky, M 2006, RMIT buildings - Brunswick campus, digital image, RMIT University, Melbourne, viewed 12 January 2012, <;ID=218ujxd8tspl1>.

Turner, JMW 1812, Snow storm: Hannibal and army crossing the alps, Oil on canvas, 145×2360 mm, Turner Collection, Tate Gallery, Britain.

Ubisoft Entertainment 2012, Assassins creed III, computer program, Ubisoft Australia.

Daniel P. Walters 11/24/14 Assignment #3 Chapter 6: Gathering Materials 1. What is a preliminary bibliography and why is it an important step in researching a speech? Preliminary Bibliography: A list compiled early in the research process of works that look as if they might contain helpful information about a speech topic. You will not use all of the sources you first come across but the ones you do use will be already documented. 2. When is an interview an effective means of gathering information for a speech? Your textbook describes six steps an interviewer should take during a research interview to help make the interview process go smoothly. Identify and explain these steps. It is a great way to collect information and materials needed for your speech. Step 1: Dress appropriately and be on time- This shows that you regard the interview as serious. Step 2: Repeat the purpose of the interview- This will get you clear, helpful answers if your subject knows why you are following a certain line of questioning. Step 3: Set up the recorder, if you are using one- easy way to capture the interview. Step 4: Keep the interview on track- don’t get to far off topic but receive any new information. Step 5: Listen carefully- if you don’t understand ask them to repeat so you do not misquote them. Step 6: Don’t overstay your welcome- keep interview to the stipulated time, unless the person being interviewed wants to prolong the session. Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas 3. Explain the differences among the three types of examples discussed in the textbook. Why are examples such effective ways to support ideas in your speech?

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