From Hugh-Public

Here's the "poor man's" way of making a set of references in latex. The description environment is an un-numbered list that provides just the right formatting for a bibliography.

Note that this format is only recommended if you are doing citations of the form Smith (1993). If you're doing numbered citations like [3], this approach won't work.

\item Breiman, L., Friedman, J. Olshen, R. and Stone, C. (1984), {\em
Classification and Regression Trees}, Wadsworth.
\item Wolberg, W. H. and Mangasarian, O. L. (1990), "Multisurface method of
pattern separation for medical diagnosis applied to breast cytology",
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 87, 9193-9196.