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Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources
Flora G. Shrode for ALCTS
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8600-4
Publisher: ALCTS
Price: $28.50
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102 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8600-4
Year Published: 2012
AP Categories: TS
Are you responsible for collection development in biology, but the most recent experience you have with the subject is a hazy memory of dissecting a frog? This volume will help you get, and stay, up to speed in the wide-ranging discipline of the life sciences. Starting with a discussion of the primary subfields of biology—from botany to ecology to zoology, with several stops in between—Flora Shrode deftly introduces the reader to a plethora of resources useful for understanding the subject as well as for collecting materials about it. Included are valuable lists of
  • Core reference books, serials, and texts
  • Databases, e-journal collections, and data repositories
  • Selection tools, subject guides, and disciplinary review sources
  • Collection management articles pertinent to the life sciences
  • Current awareness sources, including professional organizations, journals, and blogs
Even the experienced biology selector will find it useful to consult this volume in the Sudden Selector’s series, for its practical guidance and in-depth annotations of resources ranging from the popular to the professional.
Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

1. The Discipline of Biology
2. Selection Tools
3. Databases for Locating Research Literature and Data
4. Current Awareness Sources
About the Authors

Flora G. Shrode has worked in academic libraries since 1989, specializing in reference services, collection development, and instruction. After holding posts at Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she moved to Utah State University in 2001. She currently serves as subject librarian for biology, chemistry, and geology and is Head of Reference and Instruction Services.

Comprised of nearly 4,000 members from across the United States and 42 countries from around the globe, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the premier resource for information specialists in collection development, preservation, and technical services. We are the leader in the development of principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms.


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