Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources —print/e-book Bundle

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Price: 
$76.00
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$68.40
Item Number: 
7700-2324
Published: 
2014
Publisher: 
ALA Digital Reference
Pages: 
248
Format: 
eBook
  • Description
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  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

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 has worked in three academic libraries in many areas, including collection management, acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, and library management. She has also taught at San Jose State University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and she is a past president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Her research interests and areas of special competence are information-seeking needs and behavior, user studies in libraries, the evaluation of service organizations, and the management of academic libraries. Her publications include two books, The Role of the Academic Reference Librarian (1990) and Evaluating Reference Services (2000), and articles in Reference & User Services Quarterly, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Academic Librarianship, and The Reference Librarian. She has a Ph.D. in library and information studies and an M.A. in Asian studies from the University of California at 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

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