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Year Published: 2014
Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.
Essential General Reference
Introduction: Essential General Reference Sources
- Core Geography
- Government Publications
- Language Dictionaries
- Online General Reference Libraries
- Other General Reference Works
- The Web as Reference Tool
Library and Information Science
Introduction: Library and Information Science Sources
- General Works
- Professional Practice
About the Editors
Jo Bell Whitlatch, Faculty Emeritus, San Jose State University Library, serves as Division Editor for General Reference Works of the Guide to Reference.
Susan E. Searing, Interim Associate University Librarians for User Services at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, serves as Contributing Editor for the Library and Information Science section of the Guide to Reference.
”The scope of
Essential General Reference is both
reference sources and professional
practices for librarians, making
it helpful on both sides of the
reference desk ... Highly recommended for academic,
school, and public libraries."
— Catholic Library World
”Of benefit to any academic library as well as a comprehensive
public library reference collection.."
— Reference Reviews