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Enumerative (or systematic) bibliography (from the Greek βιβλίον biblìon, "book", and γράφω gràpho, "to write", or "book about books", although the Greeks have never combined these terms in a modern sense[1]), can mean:

  • the list of books, essays, magazines, articles on a particular topic or on a specific author;
  • the list of publications used and cited in the composition especially of an essay, an article, a book;
  • the science that studies the systematic cataloging of books[2].

Analytical or critical bibliography, also called bibliology, instead, deals with physical aspects of individual books such as characters, layout, paper, etc.[3].

Bibliography & references
  1. Rudolf Blum, Bibliografia. Indagine diacronica sul termine e sul concetto, 2007, Sylvestre Bonnard, ISBN 978-88-89609-26-2.
  2. Bibliografia in De Mauro. Dizionario della lingua italiana, Torino, Paravia, 2000.
  3. Guida alla Biblioteconomia, a cura di Mauro Guerrini, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2008, pp. 43-55.

In Masticationpedia we only use bibliography accepted by the International Scientific Community, produced with rigorous compliance with the scientific method, and approved by our scientific community.

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The material already produced and in the process of being published has been elaborated by consulting the works of 325 cited Authors, as well as found in 68 scientific journals (data updated in real time and susceptible to variation as the project grows).

Methodological note

As far as possible, we have chosen to preferably cite those works that are available online, for the immediate verifiability of the sources. Among these, as far as possible, we have chosen to prefer publications that are free of copyright, or at least which consultation is free and/or in open systems. However, many links must necessarily point to abstracts, due to the lack of sources freely available online. This did not represent any possibly unacceptable inequality of the sources studied according to economic (or expenditure) criteria; rather, in presence of multiple sources of the same content, an attempt was made to defend the reader's right to a direct and not conditioned access to the sources in which they can immediately verify the correctness of the work of Masticationpedia.

In the selection of sources, moreover, we primarily looked at the respective conceptual originality, rather than at any authorial or contextual provenance or source, whose possible diffusion inertia cannot constitute a value higher than that of the scientificity of the results of the analysed study. All this is in any case regulated in strict fidelity to the scientific method, and as a result of research activities; there is no need for antagonistic detachment of our policies from those of the international Scientific Community, which remains the only reference for any further study.
In the open spirit of Masticationpedia, among the cited sources there are however contents of interest that linguistic reasons (when not translated into English and distributed in this form), as well as selection by the intermediaries of scientific communication, have not allowed to propagate; we consider it a loss which damages us as researchers and as men, and we consider it is the effect of system distortions that have to do with profit and not with science reasons. We are now gratefully at the complete disposal of those wishing to introduce us to relevant studies not (yet) found in the course of our studies (as long as they are truly scientific studies, driven by the scientific method).
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