A history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.
- A list of the works of a specific author or publisher.
- A list of writings relating to a given subject: a bibliography of Latin American history.
- A list of writings used or considered by an author in preparing a particular work.
- The description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written material.
- A compilation of such information.