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Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I : Basic Information Services

Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I : Basic Information Services - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072441079

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ISBN13: 978-0072441079
ISBN10: 0072441070 Edition: 8TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
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Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I : Basic Information Services - 8TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072441079

William A. Katz

ISBN13: 978-0072441079
ISBN10: 0072441070 Edition: 8TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Basic Information Services, Volume I of Introduction to Reference Work, explains the basic reference processes and sources of information in today's libraries. It is a tool for understanding and mastering basic reference forms, no matter how they're packaged. This eighth edition is virtually all new, reflecting the easy accessibility of electronic databases on the Internet. Its companion, Volume II, Reference Services and Reference Processes, introduces the sophisticated and imaginative aspects of the complete reference process. It discusses the ongoing and important changes and developments in information technologies, particularly the role of the Internet in the reference process.

Because it is the author's conviction that the ongoing revolution in reference sources and the reference process requires complete revision, this text is virtually all new.

Three new trends for reference librarians today are highlighted in the text:

  • 1. Print sources are augmented by electronic databases, usually online.
  • 2. Libraries offer access not only to local resources, but to all resources.
  • 3. The reference librarian now acts as mediator--a middle person between masses of information and the user.

This text, and its companion volume, can be purchased in electronic format. Contact either your McGraw-Hill sales representative or visit www.mhhe.com/primis/online for more information.
Updates to the text will be available on an accompanying website: www.mhhe.com/katz

Author Bio

Katz, William A. : State University of New York at Albany

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Reference Librarians on the Information Highway
Chapter 2: The Electronic Library

Part II: Information: Control and Access

Chapter 3: Bibliography
Chapter 4: National and Trade Bibliographies
Chapter 5: Indexing and Abstracting Services: General and Collections
Chapter 6: Indexing and Abstracting Services: Subject and Newspaper
Chapter 7: Encyclopedias: General and Subject Sets
Chapter 8: Ready Reference Sources: Almanacs, Yearbooks, Handbooks, Directories
Chapter 9: Biographical Sources
Chapter 10: Dictionaries
Chapter 11: Geographical Sources
Chapter 12: Government Documents

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