What is a reference list and what is a bibliography?


A reference list is a list of all the sources that you have cited in your work.

A bibliography is a list of all the sources cited in your work, plus any other sources you have read, but not cited, which informed your ideas.

Although technically there is a difference between them, in many academic disciplines, the terms ‘reference list’ and ‘bibliography’ are used interchangeably.

Check with your school if you should produce a reference list or a bibliography.



  • Last Updated Aug 15, 2022
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