Bibliographies are useful for finding the most important publications on a given topic and can range from the general to the specific. There are specialized bibliographies on individual authors, genres, topics and periods.
The most general are library catalogs (QCAT) and union catalogs (e.g. Amicus, the National Union Catalog, the British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975 to name a few).
If you are working on a topic that is of interest to many others, you may find that someone has already compiled a bibliography for you.
To find bibliographies in QCAT, search by keyword by typing "bibliography" or "reference guide" and topical keyword.
To find bibliographies for individual authors, search for the author's name as a subject and scroll down to the sub-heading "bibliography" if available.
Dickens Charles 1812-1870--Bibliography
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography (Concordia University)
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography: The Annotated Bibliography (Cornell University)
Writing an Annotated Bibliography (U of Toronto)