a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer.
a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.
a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works.
- bib·li·o·graph·ic [bib-lee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌbɪb li əˈgræf ɪk/, bib·li·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
- bib·li·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
- min·i·bib·li·og·ra·phy, noun, plural min·i·bib·li·og·ra·phies.
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How to use bibliography in a sentence
He’s toyed with Collatz for about fifty years and become keeper of the knowledge, compiling annotated bibliographies and editing a book on the subject, “The Ultimate Challenge.”Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem? | Siobhan Roberts | July 2, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Some readers might prefer more background science for each question — for a book that aims to crush pseudoscience, a bibliography or at least footnotes would have been useful.The book ‘Viral BS’ offers a cure for medical myths and fake health news | Cori Vanchieri | May 3, 2021 | Science News
Kalb makes the disclaimer in his preface that “memoirs, by definition, are not works of history — no footnotes, no bibliography.”
Otlet began modestly in the 1890s, creating a bibliography of sociological literature.From Encyclopedias to Telephone Books, How Alphabetization Took Over the Modern World | Judith Flanders | October 28, 2020 | Time
Lop off the endnotes and bibliography, and The Measure of Manhattan is barely 300 pages.The Manhattan Project: The Legacy of John Randel Jr. | Kevin Canfield | February 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tyler does not provide us with a bibliography, although his extensive notes include many books on Israel and its neighbors.
For full bibliography (to 1904) see Ulysse Chevalier, Rpertoire des sources hist.
Punctuation has been normalized for the stage directions and the play listings in the bibliography.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
Within six months, if you're not sandbagged or jailed on fake libel suits, you'll have a unique bibliography of swindles.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
There is a very inadequate bibliography in the Introduction.The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
His ample bibliography leaves no point necessary for elucidation untouched.
British Dictionary definitions for bibliography
a list of books or other material on a subject
a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc
a list of the works of a particular author or publisher
the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
a work on this subject
- bibliographer, noun
- bibliographic (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or bibliographical, adjective
- bibliographically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for bibliography
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.
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