The Library Journal Guide to E-Reference Resources

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$62.00
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$ 55.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-685-2
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
131
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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  • About the Author
  • Reviews

Overwhelmed by the number of electronic reference resources available? Having difficulty selecting the very best tools for your library? Find the help you've been waiting for in this premier co-publication from Library Journal and Neal-Schuman. This indispensable new guide is armed with concise, easily digestible ratings from an authoritative dream-team of practicing librarians and information professionals.

E-Reference Ratings test drives 180 resources in 14 subject areas, from Arts to Science to Technology and everything in between. Each subject category is matched with an easy-to-understand chart that ranks tools from one to four stars, in 7 categories including Scope, Writing, Design, Bells and Whistles, Ease of Use, Linking and Value. Additional, in-depth descriptions of each tool are included, and a multitude of added features, including contributor biographies and exhaustive indexes, will earn this guide a spot at every reference desk.

Overwhelmed by the number of electronic reference resources available? Having difficulty selecting the very best tools for your library? Find the help you’ve been waiting for in this premier co-publication from Library Journal and Neal-Schuman. This indispensable new guide is armed with concise, easily digestible ratings from an authoritative dream-team of practicing librarians and information professionals.

E-Reference Ratings test drives 180 resources in 14 subject areas, from Arts to Science to Technology and everything in between. Each subject category is matched with an easy-to-understand chart that ranks tools from one to four stars, in 7 categories including Scope, Writing, Design, Bells and Whistles, Ease of Use, Linking and Value. Additional, in-depth descriptions of each tool are included, and a multitude of added features, including contributor biographies and exhaustive indexes, will earn this guide a spot at every reference desk.

Mirela Roncevic

Mirela Roncevic has served as a consultant for a range of publishers and libraries and partnered with companies creating new digital opportunities for publishers, authors, readers, educators, and librarians. She has also contributed articles, reports, book reviews, and short stories to numerous magazines and has served as managing editor of several book series and journals. Editorial Director of No Shelf Required, an award-winning portal on e-books and digital content, she is also the founder of the One Country, One Library initiative, which supports the creation of national libraries that provide free access to books and other content to all people inside a country’s borders for the purpose of bridging digital divides, equalizing access to education, enabling reading, and spreading literacy.

"While this book's target audience is public and academic libraries, law librarians could find this title helpful as a starting point when doing research in an unfamiliar subject area."

--Legal Information ALERT

"An enthusiastically recommended acquisition for librarians and librarian administrators who don't want to be led around loops of verifying sources."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Librarians will be thankful for such a helpful guide ... For more busy librarians this book will give good guidance for their e-reference purchases."
--American Reference Books Annual