Here is a sample bibliography containing citations to a book, a section of a book, a magazine, a journal article, a newspaper article, and a website.
Can you tell which is which?
1. Borden, T. G. (2002). Air security and terrorist threats. In S. G. Benson, N. Matuszak, & M. A. O'Meara (Eds.), History behind the headlines (Vol. 5, pp. 1-12). Detroit: Gale.
2. Davis, J. P., Gibson, S., & Solomon, C. (2014). The positive influence of creating a holistic facial composite on video line-up identification. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(5), 634-639. doi:10.1002/acp.3045
3. Garcia, C. (1989, April 3). Putting the finger on security: Biometrics could make keys and combination locks obsolete. Time, 133, 79.
4. Modi, S. K. (2011). Biometrics in identity management: Concepts to applications. Boston: Artech House.
5. National Science and Technology Council. (2006, August 7). Vascular pattern recognition. Retrieved from http://www.biometrics.gov/Documents/VascularPatternRec.pdf
6. Williams, T. (2015, August 12). Facial recognition software moves from overseas wars to local police. The New York Times, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/us/facial-recognition-software-moves-from-overseas-wars-to-local-police.html?partner=bloomberg&_r=1
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Answer to Question 6: The correct answer is number 5. In this example, there is a corporate author. The National Science and Technology Council is the closest you'll get to an author. Be sure to include the correct URL. You want your readers to be able to get to the same source easily.