Glossary to terms of information literacy
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A printed list of references.
The aim of a bibliography is to detail as comprehensively as possible the literature covering a specific subject area. This is irrespective of format or type and whether the material is present in a library. The bibliography should be structured by subject and according to criteria of form.
A bibliography enables the user to learn what literature is available in a specific subject area, but not where to find this literature. The user will need to carry out a further search on - for example - a library catalogue.
Increasingly, bibliographies are also published as electronic databases.