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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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Contact the Library

Phone: (803) 535-1262
Location: Building B, 2nd Floor



Types of bibliographies you may be required to use by your instructor


Working Bibliography *

  • Dynamic list of sources consulted for paper and organized according to your outline
  • Descriptive elements (author, title, name of source) provided for each source
  • All sources should contain (1) author(s), title (with sub-title(s)), (3) publication year, medium consulted
  • Additional information provided according to type of source:  book, chapter in book, periodical article, or web sources such as web page, blog, email, discussion forum, chat

* - Also called source list or Works Consulted list


Annotated Bibliography - Sample (Indian River State Coll)

  • Working bibliography with added summaries or annotations for each source
  • Reminder of what is contained in soruces
  • Helps to refine argument of paper
  • Some research projects require annotated bibliography as end product of research


Works Cited - Sample (Purdue OWL)

  • Alphabetical list of sources used in the body of your paper
  • Provides full citation information (author, title, publication information)
  • Last page of paper