Bibliography - a list of readings on a particular subject. Included in the list are authors, titles, editions, and dates and places of publication. Bibliographies can be divided into two categories: the enumerative, which lists alphabetically or chronologically, and the critical, which lists evaluations or comparisons of the items. In library science, however, the term means the study of the history, physical description, and classification of books, graphic materials, etc.
The word is from the Greek bibliographia, meaning “the writing of books” and was used to describe the writing or copying of books until the mid-Eighteenth Century.
An example of a bibliography may be found at the end of this book.
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