noun, plural bibliographies.
a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer.
a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.
a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works.

1670–80; < Greek bibliographía. See biblio-, -graphy

bibliographic [bib-lee-uh-graf-ik] , bibliographical, adjective
bibliographically, adverb
minibibliography, noun, plural minibibliographies. Unabridged
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bibliography (ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n , pl -phies
1.  a list of books or other material on a subject
2.  a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc
3.  a list of the works of a particular author or publisher
4.  a.  the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
 b.  a work on this subject

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Word Origin & History

1670s, "the writing of books," from Gk. bibliographia "the writing of books," from biblio- + graphos "(something) drawn or written." Sense of "a list of books that form the literature of a subject" is first attested 1869. Related: Bibliographic; bibliographical.
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bibliography definition

A list of the written sources of information on a subject. Bibliographies generally appear as a list at the end of a book or article. They may show what works the author used in writing the article or book, or they may list works that a reader might find useful.

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Example sentences
The bibliographical note at the end will provide the novice with an excellent guide to further reading.
Bibliographical works are almost always considered to be tertiary sources.
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