Book Title : The Oxford Guide to Library Research

the oxford guide to library research

Release Date : 1998
ISBN Code : 0195123131
Book Author : Thomas Mann
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 316

Book Summary :

Let a general Reference Librarian at the Library of Congress show you the best ways to find the information you need. 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. Through clear explanations of nine fundamental methods of searching, Thomas Mann provides an overview of little known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists. These techniques can be applied profitably to almost any area of research, from discovering business records or government documents to unearthing manuscripts in archives or finding genealogical Web sites on line. Chapters explain how to take advantage of controlled vocabularies, browse library shelves systematically, construct keyword searches, use published bibliographies, and even make personal contacts with knowledgeable people. Throughout, Mann enlivens his advice with real world examples, positing along the way some energetic and reasoned arguments against those theorists who have prematurely announced the demise of print. Against the trendy but mistaken assumption that "everything" can be found on the Internet, Mann asserts the lasting value of physical libraries and time tested research strategies, while acknowledging the complementary applications of computer technology. All formats--including books, journals, newspapers, microforms, audiovisual materials, primary documents, bibliographic databases, and digital libraries on the World Wide Web--are considered for their unique advantages, as well as for their limitations. Required reading for students, scholars, information seeking professionals, and laypersons, The Oxford Guide to Library Research offers a rich, inclusive overview of the field, one that can save its readers countless hours in the search for information.

Book Title : Business Research Handbook

business research handbook

Release Date : 2004-11-23
ISBN Code : 9780735552678
Book Author : Kathy E. Shimpock
Book Publisher : Aspen Publishers Online
Total Pages : 1090

Book Summary :

Business Research Handbook is the best strategic approach to research. It gives you ready-to-adapt strategies that streamline and focus your information search, complete with: Procedures that progressively sift and regroup your research decision points that allow you to evaluate which steps remain The most cost-effective ways to take advantage of today's electronic media resources Efficient ways to retrieve the information your search has located. Easy-to-adapt sample research strategies are found throughout the book to help you confidently and quickly conduct your research in unfamiliar areas. You will find that the Business Research Handbook is designed in a graphic, user-friendly format with easy-to-recognize icons as reference pointers, and extensive lists of sources and material to help you obtain the information you need to: Compile biographical information on key players or parties Investigate potential business partners or competitors Engage in marketing research Compile a company profile Locate expert witnesses and verify credentials And much more.

Book Title : The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II

the western european and mediterranean theaters in world war ii

Release Date : 2011-10-06
ISBN Code : 9781135906870
Book Author : Donal Sexton
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 584

Book Summary :

The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II is a concise, comprehensive guide for students, teachers, and history buffs of the Second World War. With an emphasis on the American forces in these theaters, each entry is accompanied by a brief annotation that will allow researchers to navigate through the vast amount of literature on the campaigns fought in these regions with ease. Focusing on all aspects surrounding the U.S. involvement in the Western European and Mediterranean theaters, including politics, religion, biography, strategy, intelligence, and operations, this bibliography will be a welcome addition to the collection of any academic or research library. Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies provide concise, annotated bibliographies to the major areas and events in American military history. With the inclusion of brief critical annotations after each entry, the student and researcher can easily assess the utility of each bibliographic source and evaluate the abundance of resources available with ease and efficiency. Comprehensive, concise, and current—Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies are an essential research tool for any historian.

Book Title : A Reference Guide for English Studies

a reference guide for english studies

Release Date : 1990
ISBN Code : 0520079922
Book Author : Michael J. Marcuse
Book Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 790

Book Summary :

This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.

Book Title : Fundamental Reference Sources

fundamental reference sources

Release Date : 2001-01
ISBN Code : 0838907806
Book Author : James H. Sweetland
Book Publisher : American Library Association
Total Pages : 612

Book Summary :

An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

Book Title : Information Sources

information sources

Release Date : 2014-05-20
ISBN Code : 9781483102757
Book Author : John T. Fletcher
Book Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

Information Sources in Economics, Second Edition aims to bring together all sources of information in the field of economics into one convenient form, as well as present a picture of the international scene in the disciplines covered in the book. The text discusses the different sources of information such as the different kinds of libraries; bibliographic tools such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and almanacs; periodicals; unpublished material; and statistics sources. The book also related branches of economics such as macroeconomics, industrial, and agricultural economics, as well as their related literature. The monograph is recommended for students and practitioners in the field of economics who are in need of sources of information on economics, especially those who are engaged in studies.

Book Title : Opportunities for Reference Services

opportunities for reference services

Release Date : 1991
ISBN Code : 1560241373
Book Author : William A. Katz
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 213

Book Summary :

Here is a refreshing new book that takes a unique look at the many aspects of reference librarianship. Written by reference librarians for reference librarians, this new volume explores the changing roles of reference services and offers advice and practical ideas to guide librarians through the increasingly tangled maze of duties being thrust upon the reference staff. Although the everyday work of the reference librarian is often taken for granted, these insightful chapters illuminate the essential service performed by the reference librarians as they facilitate access to information for a wide variety of users. Furthermore, this book helps reference librarians face the future by examining the technological and service developments that will challenge their profession. Opportunities for Reference Librarians addresses unique reference problems such as making use of the telephone as an information gathering tool, selecting reference material for the interdisciplinary field of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER), and helping non-law students with legal research. The fascinating anecdotes and encouraging discussions will be invaluable to reference library professionals for years to come. This important book covers a wide variety of topics of interest to reference librarians. Topics related to information systems are examined such as the limitations of end-user online services, and an evaluation of the Library of Congress Information system. Authoritative contributors make recommendations on how to design services to coordinate with the new technology and how to change librarians’roles so they can assist people in using these systems.

Book Title : Handbook of Foreign Policy Analysis

handbook of foreign policy analysis

Release Date : 1989-01-01
ISBN Code : 0792301080
Book Author : Daniel Frei
Book Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive study of the future perspectives of the international order after the collapse of the Evil Empire. The first part of the book reviews the likely evolution of the international system in the years to come, covering the global implications of the end of the East--West order (political, economic & strategic impact); the second part studies the specificities of the situation in Europe, the U.S.A., Asia, & the rest of the world, as well as the role of some international organizations. The book addresses the basic questions facing us since the collapse of the socialist system: What has been the impact of the collapse of the East--West order on the international system? How will various regions & actors be affected by these changes? How will they react to them? What will be the most important challenges & threats in the future international system, & how can we prepare for them? Gathered together in this volume are contributions from some of the most eminent experts from the academic community as well as from governmental & international organizations, making it a reference book for students of international affairs as well as policy-makers & corporate managers.

Book Title : Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook

interlibrary loan practices handbook

Release Date : 1997
ISBN Code : 0838906672
Book Author : Virginia Boucher
Book Publisher : American Library Association
Total Pages : 249

Book Summary :

Advises libraries on implementing and maintaining interlibrary loan policies, discussing reciprocal borrowing, out-of-system loans, and the use of bibliographic utilties

Book Title : Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences

guide to information sources in the physical sciences

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 1563087510
Book Author : David Stern
Book Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages : 227

Book Summary :

This popular bibliographic guide offers users an overview of the best and most important paper and electronic information sources in the field of physics. An invaluable reference, research, and collection development tool, David Stern has selected and succinctly annotated a list of hundreds of major resources used by physical scientists and researchers, including bibliographic sources, abstracting and indexing databases, journals, books, online sources, and other subject-specific non-bibliographic tools.

Book Title : Editors on Editing

editors on editing

Release Date : 1993-05-01
ISBN Code : 9780802194688
Book Author : Gerald C. Gross
Book Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages : 377

Book Summary :

Since 1962 Editors on Editing has been an indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. Written by America’s most distinguished editors, these 38 essays will teach, inform, and inspire anyone interested in the world of editing. Editors on Editing includes essays on the evolution of the American editor; the ethical and moral dimensions of editing; what an editor looks for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript; line editing; copyediting; the freelance editor; the question of political correctness; making the most of writers’ conferences; and numerous other topics

Book Title : The Complete Guide to Self Publishing

the complete guide to self publishing

Release Date : 2010-07-12
ISBN Code : 9781599631844
Book Author : Marilyn Ross
Book Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
Total Pages : 576

Book Summary :

Take Control of Your Destiny! Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career. Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success - whether you're a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the "bible" of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits. You'll find: Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing - and how to decide which is the best option for you Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand How to leverage the Internet to create "buzz" and promote your book with killer PR The latest information on e-publishing A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career. Read it. Believe it. Do it. Your future depends on it.

Book Title : Guide to Information Sources in the Botanical Sciences

guide to information sources in the botanical sciences

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : 1563080753
Book Author : Elisabeth B. Davis
Book Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages : 275

Book Summary :

Works cited in this useful survey are appropriate for students, librarians, and amateur and professional botanists. These encompass the plant kingdom in all its divisions and aspects, except those of agriculture, horticulture, and gardening. The majority of the annotations are for currently available in-print or electronic reference works. A comprehensive author/title and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. With materials ranging from those selected for the informed layperson to those for the specialist, this new edition reflects the momentous transition from print to electronic information resources. It is an appropriate purchase for public, college, university, and professional libraries.

Book Title : Information Sources in Science and Technology

information sources in science and technology

Release Date : 2013-10-22
ISBN Code : 9781483163024
Book Author : C. C. Parker
Book Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Information Sources in Science and Technology: A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use presents a selection of traditional and online methods of using information sources in science and technology, including people, organizations, literature, hosts, and databases. This text serves as a reference book that helps the reader choose sources of information and their guides, includes a routine for finding and using information, and offers tips on searching and obtaining literature in a usable form. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins by explaining how to choose type(s) of information source that is likely to be most helpful. The chapters that follow present guides on people, organizations, and literature as sources of information. A chapter on information services focuses on those organizations that supply information or references to information that could be helpful. These services range from answering telephone queries to supplying collections of relevant documents, and from broadcast television information to direct connection with computer databases. The next chapters discuss ways of searching the literature and computer databases, obtaining literature in a usable form, and organizing and presenting information. This book concludes by considering current awareness or keeping up-to-date with information about recent developments. This monograph is intended for librarians and information officers, especially for those working in scientific or industrial environments, practicing scientists and engineers, and students associated with these professions.

Book Title : Writer s Market Guide to Getting Published

writer s market guide to getting published

Release Date : 2010-03-03
ISBN Code : 9781599631516
Book Author : Editors of Writers Digest Books
Book Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Everything you need to succeed in the business of writing! You have the ideas and the desire–but how do you get your writing published? Find out here! Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to achieve long-term success in an ever-changing industry. This authoritative guide explores the ins and outs of the business of writing to provide you with: an exclusive look at the latest publishing industry trends guidelines for writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, and scripts techniques for conducting productive research innovative marketing and self-promotion strategies a comprehensive look at viable self-publishing options contract negotiation tips that really work a pricing guide so that you always know what your work is worth in the marketplace a glossary of publishing terms to give you a competitive edge Plus, get insider tips from magazine and book editors and successful freelancer writers on what works–and what doesn't. With Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published, you'll know exactly what it takes to get your work out into the marketplace, get it published, and get paid for it.

Book Title : Reference Sources in History

reference sources in history

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 9780874368833
Book Author : Ronald H. Fritze
Book Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 334

Book Summary :

Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers