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Dr. Potter's Library Guide: Bibliography or Reference list?

Bibliography or Reference list?

Bibliography

a list of references to sources cited in the text of an article or book, or suggested by the author for further reading, usually appearing at the end of the work. Strictly speaking, a systematic list or enumeration of written works by a specific author or on a given subject, or that share one or more common characteristics (language, form, period, place of publication, etc.). When a bibliography is about a person, the subject is the bibliographee. A bibliography may be comprehensive or selective. Long bibliographies may be published serially or in book form. The person responsible for compiling a bibliography is the bibliographer.

Source: Reitz, J. M. (2016). Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. [Web site]. Retrieved from http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_w.aspx

 

Reference List

Cites works that specifically support a particular article.

Source: American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

 

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