Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bibliography vs. Reference List

Reference List: provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any source you cite in the body of the paper. Each source you cite in the paper must appear in your reference list; likewise, each entry in the reference list must be cited in your text. (From this site)

Bibliography: the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production
(From Websters)

Struggling to know what to use for my thesis. Have several sources that I consulted, but not referring directly to all of them. In that case, do I do both and if so, does the bibliography include only those sources that are not on my reference list or do I repeat? Please comment if you have any thoughts on this topic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would err on the side of caution, even if it includes double work. Tbat's said not from a educators standpoint (or anyone who's written a thesis), but from someone who knows how much time and energy that has gone into this thing. I'd hate to see a technicality become a big deal?? Maybe it can't... what the hell do I know?! Love ya'- C