Where to Find What: A Handbook to Reference Service

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Intended primarily as a ready reference source for librarians, this book will also be of use to the library patron in search of the right book to answer a specific question. Not intended as a buying guide, it provides a source to locate quick answers to typical questions which come to the reference desk, and is particularly suited to medium- to large-sized public and college libraries. "Where to Find What" will be especially helpful to the beginning librarian who has a knowledge of reference sources, but is not ...
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Intended primarily as a ready reference source for librarians, this book will also be of use to the library patron in search of the right book to answer a specific question. Not intended as a buying guide, it provides a source to locate quick answers to typical questions which come to the reference desk, and is particularly suited to medium- to large-sized public and college libraries. "Where to Find What" will be especially helpful to the beginning librarian who has a knowledge of reference sources, but is not yet able to match those sources to the question at hand. Many titles listed are not usually considered "reference books"—but are nonetheless excellent for answering specific questions. The authors have chosen over 600 subject headings as those most likely to encompass the requests received at the average reference service desk. Also included in this edition are Internet website addresses for selected publications and other useful sources of information. Brief annotations on the arrangement and features of the various sources are provided. "Praise for the previous edition": "This greatly improved edition should be useful to reference librarians in small- to middle-sized libraries." —LIBRARY JOURNAL

Author Biography: James M. Hillard was Director of the Library at the Citadel for 31 years. During that period he taught courses on reference sources and library administration. Bethany J. Easter was a collection development and reference librarian with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries for over 10 years. She now works as a writer and editorial consultant.

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Primarily a ready reference guide for librarians to finding the right book to answer questions that come to the reference desk, particularly in small or medium-sized libraries, but also of use to library users who'd just as soon find the answers on their own. Organized by 607 subject headings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This book will be particularly helpful for beginning reference librarians, paraprofessionals, and student assistants who provide service at reference desks.
American Reference Books Annual
This book will be particularly helpful for beginning reference librarians, paraprofessionals, and student assistants who provide service at reference desks.
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Small and medium-sized libraries should consider this book a must purchase.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810816459
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1984
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 376

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James M. Hillard was Director of the Library at the Citadel for 31 years. During that period he taught courses on reference sources and library administration. Bethany J. Easter was a collection development and reference librarian with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries for over 10 years. She now works as a writer and editorial consultant.

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