The Oxford Guide to Library Research / Edition 3

The Oxford Guide to Library Research / Edition 3

by Thomas Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195189973

ISBN-13: 9780195189971

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

With all the changes in information storage and retrieval, anyone doing research today may feel unsure of the most efficient ways to use the library. The Oxford Guide to Library Research provides an overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, through clear explanations of nine fundamental methods of searching.…  See more details below

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With all the changes in information storage and retrieval, anyone doing research today may feel unsure of the most efficient ways to use the library. The Oxford Guide to Library Research provides an overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, through clear explanations of nine fundamental methods of searching. Thomas Mann explains how these techniques can be applied profitably to almost any area of research, and considers all formats -- from newspapers to digital libraries on the Web -- for their unique advantages, as well as for their limitations. Drawing on over twenty years' experience helping library users, Mann enlivens his advice throughout with real-world examples. Against the trendy but mistaken assumption that "everything" can be found on the Internet, he asserts the lasting value of physical libraries and time-tested research strategies, while acknowledging the complementary applications of computer technology. Required reading for anyone navigating the complex universe of information resources, The Oxford Guide to Library Research offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the field, one that can save its readers countless hours in the search for information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189971
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Initial overviews : encyclopedias1
2Subject headings and the library catalog18
3General browsing, focused browsing, and use of classified bookstacks46
4Subject headings and indexes to journal articles65
5Keyword searches99
6Citation searches120
7Related record searches130
8Higher-level overviews : review articles134
9Published bibliographies141
10Boolean combinations and search limitations153
11Locating material in other libraries176
12People sources185
13Hidden treasures204
14Special subjects and formats238
15Reference sources : searching by types of literature261

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