Citing Sources in a Nonfiction Book

When writing a nonfiction book, it's important to cite any sources you use in your research and writing process. Per ALC President Keith Ogorek, there are two main ways authors can cite sources: 1) in a bibliography at the end, and 2) in footnotes on individual pages.

For his latest nonfiction book that he co-wrote with another author, Ogorek and his writing partner chose to use a bibliography to cite their sources. Their reasoning behind this is because the footnotes on individual pages feels more academic, and that is not the intention of their book.

When creating a bibliography or footnotes, there are certain formats that must be followed, so it's important to accurately track your sources as you are writing, he says. This will save you a lot of time in the revision process.

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