Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers / Edition 6

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You can find the best, most affordable, and most appropriate reference materials for your school library collection with this guide. Organized by topics within broad subject categories, the book describes and evaluates books, CD-ROMs, and other electronic reference sources in all curricular areas and in some extracurricular areas. More than 2,000 entries are included, with titles of special interest to elementary schools noted. Safford's new edition reviews more electronic sources than previous editions, and it has a new section on electronic information systems that describes the shift of resources to World Wide Web-based delivery. The book also covers many new and varied types of reference sources appearing in print, and the section on collection management has been reorganized. An essential tool for the school library media specialist, this book will also be useful to librarians at two-year colleges, to children's and young adult librarians at public libraries, and to colleges with library and i

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"This volume is an excellent starting point for new school librarians, as well as for those who are building a library from scratch." - School Library Journal

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Printed approximately 10 years after the 5th edition, when the CD-Rom was considered "the" electronic medium alternative, this volume has been updated to include web-based reference offerings as well as listings of older sources, provided that their content is still valid. All of them were still in print at the time of review. The professional review sources used by Safford to evaluate the listings, include Booklist, Library Media Connection (formerly Book Report and Library Talk), School Library Journal, and her own personal review columns, which were featured in School Library Media Activities Monthly. Arranged in the same manner as the previous edition, this title profiles resources recommended for use by school librarians for collection management, readers' advisory, teaching, general reference materials, the social sciences and humanities, and science and technology. This volume is an excellent starting point for new school librarians, as well as for those who are building a library from scratch.—Beth Green, Wappingers Junior High School, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591582779
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,281,779
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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