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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.
Contemporary Examples

The Manhattan Project: The Legacy of John Randel Jr. Kevin Canfield February 20, 2013
Not a Useful Contribution Daniel Gavron September 30, 2012

Historical Examples

The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections A. Edward Newton
The Sexual Question August Forel
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10 Various
The Facts About Shakespeare William Allan Nielson
Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism Franz Cumont
A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies Archer Taylor
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan

noun (pl) -phies
a list of books or other material on a subject
a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc
a list of the works of a particular author or publisher

the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
a work on this subject



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