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difference between reference list and bibliography

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Hi Giselle,

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D Litting, 4 years ago

Hi Giselle,

 

Technically the difference between a reference list and a bibliography is that a reference list is a list of all the sources you referred to in the body of your writing, wheras a bibliography might contain additional readings not referred to in your writing that you think might make for useful reading. However the term reference list and bibliography are often used interchangeably, and often with an intended meaning that is the same. So if someone says 'make a bibliography' at UTS they most likely want you to make a reference list :) Do check with your teacher to clarify this issue but generally adding references to your list that you haven't made mention to in your writing is not a good idea at UTS.

 

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David @ UTS Library

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