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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016     Views: 222

APA style does not use the word Bibliography to describe the list of resources used in a paper.  APA solely uses the term "References" for the list of sources at the end of your paper.

A bibliography is a list of works or sources, many which were cited in the paper, but can include resources that the author consulted, but didn't reference in the paper. The authors includes the resource in the bibliography as an option for supplemental reading for the reader.

An annotated bibliography is a list of works or sources with notes about their contents.

A references list is a list of works or sources that you cited (referred to) in your paper.

For a more detailed explanation, check out Reference List or Bibliography: What’s the Difference?

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