Bibliography
Bibliography Bib`li*og"ra*phy (b[i^]b`l[i^]*[o^]g"r[.a]*f[y^]) n.; pl. {Bibliographies}. [Gr. bibliografi`a: cf. F. bibliographie.] 1. a history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. a list of books or other printed works having some common theme, such as topic, period, author, or publisher. [PJC]

3. a list of the published (and sometimes unpublished) sources of information referred to in a scholarly discourse or other text, or used as reference materials for its preparation. [PJC]

4. the branch of library science dealing with the history and classification of books and other published materials. [PJC]


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