Part of writing a bachelor’s and master’s thesis is also working with resources and literature. At the end of the work, a list of literature or a list of sources used must appear. Even its form must have a certain level and meet some basic requirements. When evaluating a work, the list of resources is subject to a relatively detailed review and may become one of the components of a negative assessment of the entire work. Therefore it is necessary to be careful in its processing.
The way in which sources are listed in the bibliography is part of a standard that is available on the Internet or most often on your school’s website. However, the method of citing can also be regulated, for example, by the Dean’s Directive, etc., so it is necessary to find out in advance how it is desirable to quote sources in your school and list them in the bibliography. Here, some general laws will be listed, which are always valid.
The first principle is that the sources are listed alphabetically in the bibliography (author’s surname). For better clarity, it is better to divide the list items into printed sources (books, magazines), possibly book and periodical (magazines); also sources of internet, legislative documents (laws, decrees, standards) and other sources (internal materials of the company, etc.). There is a dot after each bibliography. The title of the work can be highlighted in bold or italics. When copying an Internet address, it is a good idea to edit the text so that it is not underlined and blue (as a hyperlink).
For book sources, the first name (all large) and the name of the author or authors are mentioned, followed by the title of the work. There is a dot between them. Then the order of issue can be given (usually in the second and subsequent editions). The following is the place of issue and publisher (separated by a colon), then the year of issue (before it, a comma followed by a dot), the number of pages, and the last is the ISBN. For magazine sources, the procedure is similar, just after the title of the article is followed by the title of the periodical, year of publication, year, number and number of pages. The last is the ISSN. Internet resources are cited using square brackets to indicate the date when they were cited (see below).