You should compile a bibliography when writing an essay, article, or research paper that relies heavily on source material. A bibliography is an alphabetized list of sources that have been used to compile data, typically in an article, essay, or research paper. This list is found at the end of the work and allows the person reviewing the data to verify the veracity of the statements and/or figures presented in the data itself. It also allows a writer to give proper credit for quotes or key phrases that have been written and presented in a source that they may have referenced in their paper so as to avoid plagiarism .
There is no uniform agreement on all of the details of a citation for information found on the Web or the Internet. Most suggestions for the form of a citation include the name of the author, the title of the work, the date the information was last revised, the date the information was accessed, and the URL. The date the information was accessed is included because it's relatively easy to modify information on the Web, and the information available through a URL sometime in the future may not be the same as when it was accessed for the research. Methods for determining the date when information on the Web and the title of a Web document are discussed.