Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. I am assisting with the editing of a book. Several sources have been used, and the author would like to include others as suggested reading. For the sake of space, he would like to have just one bibliographic list. Is that acceptable? If so, should any type of notation be made indicating which books were actually used for research?

A. It’s conventional to have one list. Bibliographies often consist of works consulted plus other sources, so there is no need to explain this or identify which books were used.