Definition of bibliography in English:

bibliography

nounPlural bibliographies

  • 1A list of the books referred to in a scholarly work, typically printed as an appendix.

    • ‘Finally, the bibliography and appendices are enviable.’
    • ‘While it lacks notes, it does include a selected bibliography that will help scholars track down its many and varied sources.’
    • ‘Appendices and a short bibliography are included.’
    • ‘Each chapter includes references at the end, as well as an extended bibliography as an appendix.’
    • ‘Some of the twenty-one essays include extensive documentation, bibliographies, and appendices, making available materials often known only to specialists.’
    • ‘This bibliography of classical folklore scholarship is not intended to be exhaustive, of course, but it does demonstrate the wide variety of sources and commentaries available on ancient myth and popular lore.’
    • ‘He supplements his book with interesting appendices and a solid bibliography.’
    • ‘There are extensive notes, which provide bibliographical references - though it would help the reader if there were a bibliography appended to each chapter.’
    • ‘To each is appended a significant bibliography for further reading of both older and newer scholarship.’
    • ‘Apart from criticizing the contents, he discovered that eight key references in the bibliography referred to nonexistent papers in nonexistent journals.’
    • ‘Useful appendices and an extensive bibliography add to the book's reference value.’
    • ‘For professionals, the greatest value of the book will be found in the exhaustive bibliography and the appendix of internet sources for exotic species.’
    • ‘Readers can now find explanations on such matters as how best to cite websites in bibliographies and refer to e-mail addresses in documents.’
    • ‘The book also includes a useful bibliography and appendix.’
    • ‘It is rounded off by a series of appendices and an exhaustive bibliography.’
    • ‘The book also includes a short glossary, a thorough bibliography, and seven appendices.’
    • ‘Six appendices and a bibliography complement the volume and I recommend it for serious students of the German war machine in WWI.’
    • ‘The chapters of the book are well written, illustrative, and most importantly, have lengthy bibliographies referring to classic literature as well as cutting edge studies in the respective fields.’
    • ‘The extensive bibliography refers to books, periodicals and theses, government and media materials, and websites.’
    • ‘There is a lengthy bibliography and two helpful appendices.’
    list of references, book list, list of books, catalogue, record
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    1. 1.1 A list of the books of a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.
      ‘a bibliography of his publications’
      • ‘In 1975 I published a critical bibliography of books and articles in English about Westerns.’
      • ‘An overwhelming amount of research is involved in compiling an author bibliography.’
      • ‘For one, the book contains a definitive bibliography and indices on the subject.’
      • ‘The volume concludes with an appreciation of his academic career and, usefully, a full bibliography of his published writings.’
      • ‘In there is a bibliography of Marczewski's publications including 94 mathematical and 47 other research publications.’
      • ‘We include a selected bibliography of his publications.’
      • ‘Fans of bibliographies will no doubt linger over page 5 of the guidebook which lists the 17 bibliographies published by the library itself.’
      • ‘Twenty years ago, he became interested in the origins of the word ‘heifer’, and began collecting a bibliography on the subject.’
      • ‘The book includes an exhaustive bibliography on the subject, which researchers will find helpful.’
      • ‘A 1965 bibliography listed 13000 items published since 1950 and there has been no slackening of interest.’
      • ‘A helpful bibliography lists the researcher's publications from 1954 to 2001.’
      • ‘By this date, the Reverend had already amassed an impressive bibliography of publications, namely two books and thirty-two articles.’
      • ‘A helpful bibliography of White's publications is included at the end of the work.’
      • ‘That experience inspired him to publish a bibliography for another of his favorite horror writers.’
      • ‘The journal also published an annual bibliography of works published during the year.’
      • ‘In addition, there is a bibliography of his publications from 1952 to 2000, and an index.’
      • ‘The second part will be a provisional bibliography of her published works.’
      • ‘The books also contain substantial bibliographies of the authors' works and critics' commentaries on their works.’
      • ‘A good bibliography of Spencer's publications is given by Shaw, and the Bibliography of North American Geology gives an even more complete list.’
      • ‘The two articles in Part 1 survey Richardson's work and provide a bibliography of his publications.’
      list of references, book list, list of books, catalogue, record
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    2. 1.2mass noun The history or systematic description of books, their authorship, printing, publication, editions, etc.
      • ‘Consistency in bibliography can throw up strange results.’
      • ‘Apart from bibliographic surveys, there are discussion sessions and reading assignments that place the study of bibliography in the larger context of trends in the field of African Studies, libraries, librarianship, and archives, as well as in the context of publishing industries and the rapidly changing world of electronic information.’
      • ‘There are four main divisions to the study of bibliography.’
      • ‘His study is especially useful to accounting historians for its appendix on historiography and bibliography.’
      • ‘Impeccably researched and passionately argued, it isn't a dry contribution to bibliography but a call to imaginative action.’
      • ‘The study of early book trade catalogs almost inevitably led to collecting books in the history of bibliography.’
      • ‘The content of instruction will be divided into two parts: the general introduction on bibliography and the origin and development of Chinese bibliography.’
      • ‘For essays on the perspectives of history, literature, bibliography, and cultural studies, see Where is Book History?’
      • ‘The article opens with remarks on the usefulness of studying the history of Bibliography.’
      • ‘Taken together, the books make a brilliant contribution to the burgeoning, early modern fields of bibliography and book culture.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from French bibliographie or modern Latin bibliographia, from Greek biblion ‘book’ + -graphia ‘writing’.

Pronunciation

bibliography

/ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfi/