Definition of bibliography in English:


(also bibliog.)


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

    • ‘Each chapter includes references at the end, as well as an extended bibliography as an appendix.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is rounded off by a series of appendices and an exhaustive bibliography.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The book also includes a useful bibliography and appendix.’
    • ‘To each is appended a significant bibliography for further reading of both older and newer scholarship.’
    • ‘Appendices and a short bibliography are included.’
    • ‘There is a lengthy bibliography and two helpful appendices.’
    • ‘Finally, the bibliography and appendices are enviable.’
    • ‘The extensive bibliography refers to books, periodicals and theses, government and media materials, and websites.’
    • ‘There are extensive notes, which provide bibliographical references - though it would help the reader if there were a bibliography appended to each chapter.’
    • ‘The book also includes a short glossary, a thorough bibliography, and seven appendices.’
    • ‘While it lacks notes, it does include a selected bibliography that will help scholars track down its many and varied sources.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some of the twenty-one essays include extensive documentation, bibliographies, and appendices, making available materials often known only to specialists.’
    • ‘Six appendices and a bibliography complement the volume and I recommend it for serious students of the German war machine in WWI.’
    • ‘He supplements his book with interesting appendices and a solid bibliography.’
    • ‘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.’
    list of references, book list, list of books, catalogue, record
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    1. 1.1A list of the books of a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.
      ‘a bibliography of his publications’
      • ‘In addition, there is a bibliography of his publications from 1952 to 2000, and an index.’
      • ‘By this date, the Reverend had already amassed an impressive bibliography of publications, namely two books and thirty-two articles.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We include a selected bibliography of his publications.’
      • ‘A 1965 bibliography listed 13000 items published since 1950 and there has been no slackening of interest.’
      • ‘The books also contain substantial bibliographies of the authors' works and critics' commentaries on their works.’
      • ‘The two articles in Part 1 survey Richardson's work and provide a 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.’
      • ‘A helpful bibliography of White's publications is included at the end of the work.’
      • ‘In there is a bibliography of Marczewski's publications including 94 mathematical and 47 other research publications.’
      • ‘Twenty years ago, he became interested in the origins of the word ‘heifer’, and began collecting a bibliography on the subject.’
      • ‘A good bibliography of Spencer's publications is given by Shaw, and the Bibliography of North American Geology gives an even more complete list.’
      • ‘In 1975 I published a critical bibliography of books and articles in English about Westerns.’
      • ‘The journal also published an annual bibliography of works published during the year.’
      • ‘The book includes an exhaustive bibliography on the subject, which researchers will find helpful.’
      • ‘That experience inspired him to publish a bibliography for another of his favorite horror writers.’
      • ‘The volume concludes with an appreciation of his academic career and, usefully, a full bibliography of his published writings.’
      • ‘A helpful bibliography lists the researcher's publications from 1954 to 2001.’
      • ‘The second part will be a provisional bibliography of her published works.’
      list of references, book list, list of books, catalogue, record
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    2. 1.2The history or systematic description of books, their authorship, printing, publication, editions, etc.
      ‘he regarded bibliography as a science’
      • ‘The article opens with remarks on the usefulness of studying the history of Bibliography.’
      • ‘For essays on the perspectives of history, literature, bibliography, and cultural studies, see Where is Book History?’
      • ‘Consistency in bibliography can throw up strange results.’
      • ‘Taken together, the books make a brilliant contribution to the burgeoning, early modern fields of bibliography and book culture.’
      • ‘Impeccably researched and passionately argued, it isn't a dry contribution to bibliography but a call to imaginative action.’
      • ‘His study is especially useful to accounting historians for its appendix on historiography and bibliography.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The content of instruction will be divided into two parts: the general introduction on bibliography and the origin and development of Chinese bibliography.’
      • ‘The study of early book trade catalogs almost inevitably led to collecting books in the history of bibliography.’


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