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Before beginning, the compiler should increase knowledge of the topic and set up parameters for the bibliography. This may be done by: doing background reading, reviewing course directives and textbooks, conferring with supervisor, interviewing appropriate faculty members, and looking at similar bibliographies done by other agencies.

Our bibliographies are subject listings of non-restricted books, documents, articles, multimedia, and Internet resources. Bibliographies are considered "selected" bibliographies because they are tailored to include only holdings in our collection, or readily-accessible electronic sources.

Searching the Library's online catalog and databases is our primary means for gathering citations.

Before a citation is included, it must be determined to be among the most current, comprehensive, and authoritative writings pertinent to the topic.

Our bibliographies usually focus on writings published two to five years prior to the date of compilation.

Major bibliographies normally do not exceed 40 printed pages. 

Most are sub-categorized by topics.

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