Research skills

Identifying information

Bibliographies and reference lists

A bibliography (or reference list) is a list of information sources that is included in books, journal articles etc. It identifies the sources the author used in their own research.

A bibliography can be a useful way of identifying other sources you can look at. If you find a book that is useful to you, the bibliography may help you identify further sources on the topic that should also be relevant.

The bibliography should give full publication details of each source which you can use to find it for yourself.