The New Walford, Volume 2: The Social Sciences

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978-1-85604-498-1
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The New Walford: Volume II: TheSocial Sciences highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.

How will this essential guide make your job easier?

  1. Save time with the new quick-start guide;
  2. Cross-references and indexes (author/title, topic) ensure you never miss the information you need;
  3. Find information faster with the guide's simplified subject classification;
  4. Improve your search accuracy with detailed descriptions of resources that provide all essential information, including target group, origin, and general evaluation;
  5. Help professionals find what they need with a list of all print and Web sources.

With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford: Volume II: The Social Sciencesis clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.

Subject areas covered include:

  • Area Studies
  • Business and Management
  • Defense and Security
  • Economics
  • Education and Learning
  • Finance
  • Government and Welfare
  • Human Geography
  • Industries and Utilities
  • Information and Communication
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports and Recreation

"Since The New Walford is especially aimed at the newcomer, it serves as a good first-stop resource for students and researchers beginning their research in these selected fields…The work is well designed and indexed, with superb content."
— Booklist

"It is logically planned with a clear definition of its audience and what it is trying to do for them. It is also carefully organized and well indexed. Altogether, it deserves the tag on its front cover: "belongs on every reference desk"…it is so much easier to find the resource you need by consulting this well planned, comprehensively indexed and clearly laid out volume."
— Reference Reviews

"This is certainly a major array of resources, meticulously organised and concisely described…It is a great reference resource, a worthy global overview of the social sciences, and incidentally a useful portfolio for ongoing library collection development purposes."
— The Australian Library Journal

"Since The New Walford is especially aimed at the newcomer, it serves as a good first-stop resource for students and researchers beginning their research in these selected fields…The work is well designed and indexed, with superb content."
— Booklist

"It is logically planned with a clear definition of its audience and what it is trying to do for them. It is also carefully organized and well indexed. Altogether, it deserves the tag on its front cover: "belongs on every reference desk"…it is so much easier to find the resource you need by consulting this well planned, comprehensively indexed and clearly laid out volume."
— Reference Reviews

"This is certainly a major array of resources, meticulously organised and concisely described…It is a great reference resource, a worthy global overview of the social sciences, and incidentally a useful portfolio for ongoing library collection development purposes."
— The Australian Library Journal