Bibliography

  • Bibliographical Control

    Bibliographical Control It means the adequate listing of records of knowledge in all forms, including published as well as unpublished documents. There should be an effective access to information about documents in the subject by providing systematic bibliographies. Bibliographical control deals with the whole range of bibliographies consisting of comprehensive, elective, current and retrospective ones. These different bibliographies should complement each other so that they…

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  • Bibliography

    Bibliography is a systematic description and history of books, their authorship, publication, editions (Oxford English Dictionary). It is a list of books of a particular author, printer or country, or those dealing with any particular theme, i.e. the literature of a subject. Bibliography is the study of books as material objects, irrespective of their contents. A bibliography may include a detailed description of the books…

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  • Types of Bibliographies

    There are many types of bibliographies and the leading bibliographies defer slightly in the names they assign to its various branches. There are primarily, of two kinds. General bibliography; Special bibliography.   1. General Bibliography : It comprises : i. Universal Bibliography (through earlier it was only at an ideal, presently the technology has almost made it a practical proposition); ii. Language bibliography; iii. National…

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  • Objectives and Functions of Bibliography

    Functions of Bibliography A bibliographer’s work, particularly, the results of analytical and historical studies resulting in descriptive details and systematic listing and recording is of great value to scholars in the areas of linguistics, literature, history, and other human studies. It also provides the basis for textual criticism. But this kind of high levels of investigation and intellectual pursuits is not warranted in the case…

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  • Systematic or Enumerative Bibliography

    Systematic or enumerative bibliography may be defined as the preparation of lists of books in short, the compilation of bibliographies which list describe and arrange all graphic materials according to their affinity with each other for reference or study. The field of systematic bibliography can be divided into a number of ways, depending upon the characteristics used. The examination of individual books in order “to…

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  • Historical Bibliography

    Historical Bibliography The study of books as ‘Objects of art’ may be termed as historical bibliography. According to Stokes, “it is difficult to look critically a late sixteenth century play, a late seventeenth century sermon, an eighteenth century plate book, a nineteenth century novel or a twentieth century periodical, without some understanding of the state of printing office, the position of the author and the…

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  • Analytical or Critical Bibliography

    An analytical or critical bibliography involves investigation of the physical nature of the book which can be, and frequently is, sufficiently exhaustive to enable all the circumstances of the books manufactured and history to be revealed. The history, identification, or analytical and systematic description or classification of writings or publications considered as material objects is called analytical bibliography. Thus analytical bibliography deals with a physical…

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  • Descriptive and Textual Bibliography

    Descriptive Bibliography: Descriptive bibliography is concerned with the material form of the book. All the details of a book that are discovered / recovered by applying the technique of analytical bibliography are then recorded systematically using the technique of descriptive bibliography. Descriptive bibliography provides standards for describing hooks and records the result of analysis in a standardised form. The aim of descriptive bibliography is to…

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  • About Bibliography

    What is Bibliography? Bibliography is one of the primary tools used for reference by the Librarians With the help of the primary tools, the librarian is able to identify the books and the reading material by title. author or subject and help the readers when they approach him for information. There are various forms and numerous definitions of bibliographies, but no single definition is suitable…

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  • Author / Personal Bibliography

    Author / Personal Bibliography: An author’s bibliography (last work) is one which lists books, parts or portions of books, periodical publications, and individual articles found scattered or referred to in the pages, and after given in the foot notes of books and periodical articles. It includes even those items which are found listed at the end of the chapter or article or book. Besides. the…

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