The English Learner's and Teacher's Site - Web Bibliographies
ACLS and LACLS Committee Website Bibliography Page
A minority of authors of Web bibliographies may be familiar at least with the existence of the Anglo-AmericanCataloguing Rules (Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, ), but the advice given there seems not particularly helpful for deciding about Web page titles. The general AACR rule for the information source for titles is the following: "Take information recorded in this area from the chief source of information for the material to which the item being described belongs" (p. 17). As applied to computer files, the chief source of information is the title screen (p. 222), defined (p. 624) as "a display of data that includes the title proper and usually, though not necessarily, the statement of responsibility and the data relating to publication". Strictly, the definitions are circular: the title is defined as text found on the title screen, and the title screen is a display that contains the title. The reference to the optional presence of information on responsibility and publication, however, does suggest that preference should be given to the more complete display in deciding what is to be viewed as the title screen. Preference for the more complete information source is certainly stipulated in cases where nothing can be identified as a title screen:
?: How to write a website bibliography
A sample of bibliographies was identified by searching on Web search engines (chiefly Google and Webcrawler, with one bibliography being found with Yahoo!) on the query "bibliography web" (or "bibliography of web bibliographies" or "bibliography online web"). To be included in this study, a bibliography had to satisfy the following criteria.