The Oxford Guide to Library Research

The Oxford Guide to Library Research

by Thomas Mann
     
 

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The Dewey Decimal System might be one way to simplify the task of looking through stacks and stacks of library books, but it can only narrow a search down so far. In The Oxford Guide to Library Research, Thomas Mann reveals the nine most powerful strategies for searching through libraries -- and how to use those skills while conducting intensive research.See more details below

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The Dewey Decimal System might be one way to simplify the task of looking through stacks and stacks of library books, but it can only narrow a search down so far. In The Oxford Guide to Library Research, Thomas Mann reveals the nine most powerful strategies for searching through libraries -- and how to use those skills while conducting intensive research.

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"Mann's exceptionally intelligent, succinct, and practical guide will become essential for novices as well as experienced scholars. He adroitly combines up-to-date expertise in electronic sources with reassuring mastery of traditional methods."—Robert Parks, Robert H. Taylor Curator of Autograph Manuscripts, The Pierpont Morgan Library

"Of great use and enlightenment to anyone with a scholarly, professional, commercial, or recreational interest in research into any field, and also to both students and practitioners of librarianship. This is the only book that combines (very successfully) elements of reference work and of the organization and retrieval of knowledge and information. It is highly accessible to the general reader as well as being the authority for those in library and related fields wishing to add to their skills and understanding."—Michael Gorman, President, American Library Association

"This insightful, timely work deserves a place in every researcher's toolkit. Thomas Mann expertly assesses the myriad resources available to scholars in the digital age, while at the same time arguing for the continuing, crucial role of the library as the repository of all human knowledge."—Paul LeClerc, President of the New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189988
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/29/2005
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
915,633
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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