A bibliography, on the other hand, is a formatted list of all sources that you consulted (but didn’t necessarily cite) for a research assignment. An annotated bibliography adds a summary (annotation) for each source.
For information on annotated bibliographies including a template check out What is an annotated bibliography from our Library Research for Students guide.
A bibliography is a list of all of the sources you have used (whether referenced or not) in the process of researching your work. In general, a bibliography should include:
- the authors’ names
- the titles of the works
- the names and locations of the companies that published your copies of the sources
- the dates your copies were published
- the page numbers of your sources (if they are part of multi-source volumes)
The Chicago Manual of Style Online (access for UNC affiliates via Onyen login)
Citations beginning with names and those beginning with titles are to be alphabetized together. Numbers in titles are treated as though they have been spelled out. For names, alphabetize based on the letters that come before the comma separating the last name from the first, and disregard any spaces or other punctuation in the last name. For titles, ignore articles such as “a” and “the” (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes.
According to the MLA manual:
Works Cited is sometimes referred to as References . The terms mean the same thing. Each is an alphabetical list of works cited, or works to which you have made reference. Works Cited is generally used when citing sources using MLA (Modern Language Association) style, while the title References is used when citing sources using APA (American Psychological Association) style.
Chapter 14 of the Chicago Manual of Style presents Chicago’s bibliography style of citation. This style uses a system of notes, whether footnotes or endnotes or both, and usually a bibliography.
Footnotes and endnotes are formulated in exactly the same way — the only difference is that footnotes appear on the bottom of the page on which a work is cited, whereas endnotes appear at the end of a manuscript. Citations in a bibliography are formulated in a similar way to a footnote or endnote, but do have slight variations from the way a footnote or endnote is formulated.