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From Ancient Greek βιβλιογραφία ‎(bibliographía, the act or habit of writing books), from βιβλιογράφος ‎(bibliográphos, a writer of books), from βιβλίον ‎(biblíon, small book) + γράφω ‎(gráphō, I write).


  • IPA(key): /bɪbliɔːɡrəfi/


bibliography ‎(plural bibliographies)

  1. A section of a written work containing citations, not quotations, to all the books referenced in the work.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      The supplementary bibliography (in Vol. VI) attests to the comprehensiveness of the effort.
  2. A list of books or documents relevant to a particular subject or author.
  3. The study of the history of books in terms of their classification, printing and publication.

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