Whats the difference between works cited and a bibliography?

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They're the same thing

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My teacher said that the term bibliography is not used nowadays (=

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One teacher told me that works cited is the actual works you cited in the paper, but bibliography is everything you read to give you background knowledge.

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"Works cited" is just that: works cited in your paper. A bibliography is (loosely from greek) "writing about books" [you've read]. The format is the same, so it is very likely that your works cited will be the same as your bibliography. But they are not, by definition, exactly the same. : )

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Works Cited is the term for any source you have cited in your essay. A bibliography is anything you read to prepare for your essay. Incidentally, Works Cited is used in MLA and Bibliography is used in Chicago style. APA style uses References.