Crash Course in Reference (Crash Course Series)
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Crash Course in Reference (Crash Course Series)

by Charlotte Ford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591584639

ISBN-13: 9781591584636

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This introductory book is a basic review of reference services in public libraries. It includes tips on locating resources in both print and online formats, makes suggestions for purchases and maintenance of the reference collection, reviews the ethical aspects of providing information to all patrons, and provides information on how to join a network of reference

Overview

This introductory book is a basic review of reference services in public libraries. It includes tips on locating resources in both print and online formats, makes suggestions for purchases and maintenance of the reference collection, reviews the ethical aspects of providing information to all patrons, and provides information on how to join a network of reference librarians who can assist you when you cannot find an answer.

A basic explanation of reference services for those with little formal LIS training working in small rural libraries or others who have been working in other areas and wish to brush up on their skills, this author provides an introduction to reference services including search strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591584636
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Series:
Crash Course Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
143
Sales rank:
980,591
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: What is reference service?

Chapter 2: Communicating with your patrons

Chapter 3: Building and maintaining a reference collection

Chapter 4: Searching print and electronic sources

Chapter 5: Finding books: Library catalogs and bibliographies

Chapter 6: Finding articles: Indexes and databases

Chapter 7: Finding background information and definitions: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Chapter 8: Finding facts fast: Ready reference

Chapter 9: Using the Web to reach your patrons and help them find information

Chapter 10. Reference ethics and reference policies

Chapter 11. Networking with other libraries and librarians

Chapter 12. For more information…

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