Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources

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$ 58.50
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1232-4
Published: 
2014
Publisher: 
ALA Digital Reference
Pages: 
248
Width: 
7"
Height: 
10"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C, I

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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.

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.

Jo Bell Whitlatch

Jo Bell Whitlatch is reference librarian, history and political science selector, and occasional instructor at San Jose State University Library. She offers general reference and basic library instruction as well as specialized research assistance and collection development in history and political science. A leader in the professional reference discipline, she is past president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and has served as author and/or editor on Reference Assessment Manual, Library Users and Reference Services, and The Role of Academic Reference Librarian. She holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Susan E. Searing

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