general bibliography/basic reference works

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Senior Member
Portugal, Portuguese
Hi everyone,

What is the difference between a general bibliography and basic reference works?

Thanks in advance
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    A "general bibliography" is a list of books, usually by title and/or subject. A basic reference work might be a book in any given subject knowledge of whose content is considered essential to an understanding of the subject.
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