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Overview

The number of information sources and the diversification of formats are revolutionizing library and scholarly practice. While accessing information is easier, evaluation of resources has become increasingly more difficult. Covering a broader territory and more sources than previous editions, this book offers an up-to-date, reliable guide to nearly 1,400 of the most important and representative information sources in the immense discipline of humanities studies. Following the basic organization of previous editions, Blazek and Aversa present chapters on sources (reference tools) and access (ways to find and retrieve information) for each subject covered (e.g., language and literature, philosophy, visual arts). For the first time the authors have included web resources and their URLs on a highly selective basis. All sources have been reviewed, updated, and in many cases expanded. Computerized databases (both online and CD-ROM) are integrated with the books. Detailed annotations give users an in-d

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Updated and expanded to embrace new developments in the electronic environment and new emphases on multicultural and female influences and accomplishments, the fourth edition (3rd ed., 1988) of this guide to humanities information sources includes 1,250 major entries. Chapters cover general humanities, philosophy, religion, visual arts, performing arts, and language and literature. Organized as previous editions, the volume provides one chapter on sources and another on access for each area. The "sources" chapters have in-depth descriptions of both print and electronic tools; the "access" chapters relate to finding and retrieving information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563086021
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2000
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

RON BLAZEK is Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee.

ELIZABETH AVERSA is Professor and Director, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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