Guide To Information Sources In The Physical Sciences

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This bibliographic guide offers users a basic overview of the current trends and the best, most important, and most up-to-date paper and electronic information resources in the field of physics. The author has selectively chosen and succinctly annotated a list of hundreds of major tools used by physical scientists and researchers, including bibliographic sources, abstracting and indexing databases, journals, books, online sources, and other subject-specific non-bibliographic tools. Stern also provides information...

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Overview

This bibliographic guide offers users a basic overview of the current trends and the best, most important, and most up-to-date paper and electronic information resources in the field of physics. The author has selectively chosen and succinctly annotated a list of hundreds of major tools used by physical scientists and researchers, including bibliographic sources, abstracting and indexing databases, journals, books, online sources, and other subject-specific non-bibliographic tools. Stern also provides information on grants, personal bibliographic database tools, document delivery, copyright and reserves. In addition, he discusses future developments, directions, and trends in the field, and in the concluding chapter he outlines the history and developments of the physics. Designed to help students, new researchers in the field of physics, and working physicists in need of additional information resources outside their normal field of study, this is an invaluable reference, research, and collectio

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This bibliographic guide offers librarians, physicists, and other researchers access to current physics resources, both electronic and in print. Stern (director of science libraries and information services, Yale University) has selectively chosen and succinctly annotated listings of hundreds of major tools used by physical scientists and researchers. He offers a detailed look at bibliographic sources, abstracting and indexing databases, journals, books, online sources, and other non-bibliographic tools. He also provides information on patent organizations, physics societies, grants, personal bibliographic database tools, document delivery, copyright, and reserves. Emphasizing the role of electronic resources, he also evaluates discussion lists, newsgroups, gateways, and key publishers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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DAVID STERN is Director of Science Libraries and Information Services at Yale University. He has worked as a general librarian, medical librarian, science librarian, administrator, and consultant, and he is widely published in the area of science librarianship.

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