noun, plural bib·li·og·ra·phies.
- bibliographic control,
- bibliographic utility,
Origin of bibliography
Examples from the Web for bibliographical
Librarians in such positions are on their own responsibility and sometimes do important reference and bibliographical work.The Canadian Girl at Work|Marjory MacMurchy
For bibliographical guides, see note following, p. clxxxviii.Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott
The bibliographical information is a miscellany of facts about libraries.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies|Archer Taylor
The bibliographical references throughout are intended to offer help in this forward step.Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry
Their library was richly stored with bibliographical treasures, and they possessed a fine collection of paintings.The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine|Francis Miltoun
noun plural -phies
- the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
- a work on this subject
1670s, "the writing of books," from Greek bibliographia "the writing of books," from biblio- + graphos "(something) drawn or written" (see -graphy). Sense of "a list of books that form the literature of a subject" is first attested 1869. Related: Bibliographic.
A list of the written sources of information on a subject. Bibliographies generally appear as a list at the end of a book or article. They may show what works the author used in writing the article or book, or they may list works that a reader might find useful.