Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A list of the works of a specific author or publisher.
  • n. A list of writings relating to a given subject: a bibliography of Latin American history.
  • n. A list of writings used or considered by an author in preparing a particular work.
  • n. The description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written material.
  • n. A compilation of such information.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A section of a written work containing citations, not quotations, to all the books referenced in the work.
  • n. A list of books or documents relevant to a particular subject or author.
  • n. The study of the history of books in terms of their classification, printing and publication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.
  • n. a list of books or other printed works having some common theme, such as topic, period, author, or publisher.
  • n. a list of the published (and sometimes unpublished) sources of information referred to in a scholarly discourse or other text, or used as reference materials for its preparation.
  • n. the branch of library science dealing with the history and classification of books and other published materials.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The writing of books.
  • n. The science which treats of books, their materials, authors, typography, editions, dates, subjects, classification, history, etc.
  • n. A classified list of authorities or books on any theme: as, the bibliography of political economy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek βιβλιογραφία (bibliographia, "the act or habit of writing books"), from βιβλιογράφος (bibliographos, "a writer of books"), from βιβλίον (biblion, "small book") + γράφω (graphō, "I write"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • = 1994} Your document should reference the source as follows: \\cite [p. 24] {latex} To make the bibliography appear in your document include these commands at the end where you want the bibliography to go: \\bibliography {filename} \\bibliographystyle {plain}

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  • Well, if what you call bibliography has produced such eminent men, and so many useful works, as those which have been just enumerated, I shall begin to have some little respect for this department of literature; and, indeed, I already feel impatient to go through the list of your bibliographical heroes.

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  • Plus, a narrative bibliography is included to provide a discussion of the professional literature and topics covered in the book.

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  • In utter laziness, I decided to cheat and just send people to wikipedia for my bio, but the bibliography is now up to date, if you're intent on tracking down all my sundry scribblings.

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