What is the difference between a reference list and a bibliography?

A reference list is used with in-text referencing styles (e.g. APA). It includes the details of all the cited sources in alphabetical order by family name.

A bibliography is used with footnote referencing styles (eg. Chicago A). It includes all the sources referred to and particularly relevant sources, even if they haven’t been referred to in your work, listed in alphabetical order by family name.

Once you have selected your preferred reference style we recommend you review the General style notes section, to develop your understanding of the requirements of the style.