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References or bibliography?

Asked by prasad (3859points) March 2nd, 2009

References or bibliography? Which one should be included? Or both can also do?
I know, references are cited, whereas bibliography isn’t.
I am still confused which one (or both) can be included in a dissertation?

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A_Wood's avatar

Well, it depends on what you’re talking about here. Are you talking about MLA format?

Jamspoon's avatar

It’s been a little while since I’ve had to use MLA, and I could look it up but from memory, if you cite references you usually include a bibliography.

It only makes sense to have a list of all of your references to make it easier if the reader(prof) wants to look up some of your citations.

prasad's avatar

Thanks. Any format will do. I’m presently using APA.
Just now, I read that it is called as “Works Cited” in MLA style, and “References” in APA style.

If I use foot-notes or end-notes, then where should I list those? Is it required to list them?
Can there be both references and bibliography in a dissertation/report?

Lightlyseared's avatar

Easy. Do what your college tells you. They will have their own preferred aproach, they will spell it out at the start of the course. Stick to it.

dlm812's avatar

For APA, include footnotes at the bottom of pages throughout, and then list in order of use or alphabetically (order of use if you number them) in the “References” at the end of the paper. We have to use APA for all of our business papers and this is how I have always done it.

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Thanks all of you!

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