Category talk:Bibliographies by writer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Bibliographies (Rated Category-class)
WikiProject icon This category is within the scope of WikiProject Bibliographies, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Bibliographies on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Category page Category  This category does not require a rating on the quality scale.
WikiProject Books (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This category is within the scope of WikiProject Books. To participate in the project, please visit its page, where you can join the project and discuss matters related to book articles. To use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
 NA  This category does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Category structure around here[edit]

This category is now down in Books by writer rather than up in Works by writer. But the bibliographies are not limited to books. I wonder whether the Books-by-writer subcats are limited to books.

The giant Works-by-writer subcat Works by American writers neither shows nor states in the preface that we have Bibliographies of American writers. Does every writer with a bibliography have a works category? I presume not.

Let me check two American women speculative fiction writers who are best known for novels (published books that contain single stories). ... Ursula K. Le Guin has cat Works by Ursula K. Le Guin with subcats including Novels. Anne McCaffrey has only Novels by Anne McCaffrey and we have pages on some other works --at least a few story collections-- that it does not contain. Neither one of these top works categories shows or states in its preface that we have a bibliography or a works navigational box, although we have both for both Le Guin and McCaffrey. See Bibliographies of American writers and American writer navigational boxes.

Is it generally true that top works categories for writers provide no aid in finding bibliographies (list articles) or works navigational boxes (templates) dedicated to their writers? I suppose it is common.

--P64 (talk) 17:09, 13 September 2013 (UTC)