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

Crash Course in Reference (Crash Course Series)

by Charlotte Ford
     
 

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

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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:
322,640
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What Is Reference Service? 1

Ch. 2 Communicating with Your Patrons 9

Ch. 3 Building and Maintaining a Reference Collection 21

Ch. 4 Searching Print and Electronic Sources 31

Ch. 5 Finding Books: Library Catalogs and Bibliographies 47

Ch. 6 Finding Articles: Indexes and Databases 59

Ch. 7 Finding Background Information and Definitions: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries 73

Ch. 8 Finding Facts Fast: Ready Reference 83

Ch. 9 Using the Web to Reach Your Patrons and Help Them Find Information 91

Ch. 10 Reference Ethics and Reference Policies 101

Ch. 11 Networking with Other Libraries and Librarians 111

Ch. 12 For More Information 121

Index 135

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