Usage Notes



This website acts as the bibliography itself. Every page represents a separate section of the bibliography, and two additional pages are included as well: ‘Add to the Bibliography’ and ‘Bibliography Blog.’

On the ‘Add to the Bibliography’ page, you will find a form through which to contact the bibliography contributors. As mentioned before, creating an exhaustive bibliography of Nez Perce language arts post-1990 is impossible. This being the case, we ask that if you find that something is missing from the bibliography, or if you have a correction to make, you visit this page and send us all applicable information for your inquiry. We ask that requests for additions come pre-cited as per the citation layout provided in the Usage Notes. Other alterations to existing citations can be requested through the the same section with a short description of the correction. As of this version of the bibliography, we are working to develop a more direct way for site viewers to amend the project while retaining our right to filter this work. Stay posted.

The ‘Bibliography Blog’ page allows you to view blog posts about the most recent additions to the bibliography, as this is an ever-growing project.

To search through the bibliography for a certain entry, use the search bar at the bottom of that page. Entries are searchable by reference number, title, author, keywords, etc.


Bibliographic Entries


As mentioned previously, citations of full bodies of work are given a full citation, while applicable book chapters or sections, short stories, plays, and individual poems are given a shorter citation based on 16th edition Chicago-style citation. Each fully-cited item within the bibliography adheres to this general outline:


Reference number. Author; Title [dates of publication] date of publication being examined

Title page (lines separated by slash)

Location: Library name, University name (if applicable); City, State

Collation: number of volumes. Vol. number: pages and content

Text Contents: “Section titles”: “Chapter titles”

Description: Short description, taken from readings or summaries

Notes: Additional notes regarding the piece

Reviews: Reviews on the work taken from trustworthy sources online, academic or otherwise, written or posted post-1990


Entries in the bibliography, full or short, are included in alphabetical order by author’s last name.

The reference number system correlates to the general section delineating type of publication with a letter (i.e. “E. Poetry”), then the order in which it is placed within its section. For example, a work of poetry (in section E. Poetry) that comes first alphabetically within its section would be marked E1. As the bibliography expands, we will be utilizing the Dewey Decimal System to categorize our entries, so some items in the bibliography may be labeled as such. For example, and entry between E2 and E3 might be labeled E2.1, as it may have been added to the bibliography after reference numbers were already assigned to each entry.

In some cases, the only available copies of books were published before 1990, though other editions were published after 1990. In cases such as these, the available copy was used, and the publication dates were noted as usual, though we tried to cite book editions from after 1990 in every situation possible. Works coming in multiple volumes published in different years are all cited together with one reference number.

In regards to spelling, spellings used in the works themselves are used when citing titles, subtitles, title pages, and section and chapter titles. Capitalization is based on the capitalization used in the works as well, unless thought to distract from the reading of the bibliography (i.e. in the case of title pages in all capitals, etc).

The location is most often cited as the location at which the book being examined was found. In some cases, copies of the books most readily available were found in a contributor’s home, so the location is cited as a library or bookstore location where one looking for a physical copy of the book could easily find it. No differentiation is made between the two cases.