Library Journal - Library JournalThis is not merely a guidebook to journalism books, but a comprehensive, up-to-date, annotated source on where to find answers to most questions about journalism, mostly concentrating on newspaper and broadcast news. The author, who is the chief librarian at the respected Poynter Institute for Media Studies (and an LJ book reviewer), suggests reference books (including bibliographies, encyclopedias, and dictionaries), indexes, computer databases, manuals (including handbooks and stylebooks), catalogs, and guides to microform collections. She also includes guidelines on 50 ``core publications'' in the field, 75 major and 100 minor journalistic societies and associations, and 100 research centers, archives, and media institutions. The annotations supply sufficient information to help a researcher decide on whether to follow through on a lead. Recommended for every media collection.-- Abraham Z. Bass, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb
BooknewsA selective, annotated bibliography and reference to English-language reference literature of print and broadcast journalism, covering 789 sources published from the late 1960s through 1992, with a few 1996 sources and earlier classics. Annotations are descriptive and evaluative, and contain cross-references. Material is arranged by type of reference work such as bibliographies, encyclopedias, abstracts and indexes, directories and yearbooks, catalogs, periodicals, stylebooks, organizations, and research centers. This second edition contains 90% new and revised entries, and a chapter on commercial databases and Internet sources. Useful for librarians, students, and journalists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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