Re: documenting sources



I was wondering if anyone had any information about documenting sources in an essay. I realize there is the standard “According to blah blah, blah blah,” but I wonder if more is required (normally I write fiction and have only just started considering writing essays for the purpose of publication). I’m very familiar with the method of documenting sources for college essays, but I’m not sure whether attaching a bibliography is appropriate when submitting a personal essay for publication. Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.