Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

  • Filename: reference-and-information-services-an-introduction-5th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781440836978
  • Release Date: 2016-08-29
  • Number of pages: 880
  • Author: Linda C. Smith
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Reference and Information Services

  • Filename: reference-and-information-services.
  • ISBN: 9781591583745
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 743
  • Author: Richard E. Bopp
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century

  • Filename: reference-and-information-services-in-the-21st-century.
  • ISBN: 1856046885
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 461
  • Author: Kay Ann Cassell
  • Publisher:



Covering the essentials of reference work, this text addresses the fundamental issues that librarians need to be aware of, such as the growing need for electronic services and collections whilst still acknowledging the continued importance of print titles and in-person transactions.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians Fifth Edition

  • Filename: basic-research-methods-for-librarians-fifth-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781591588689
  • Release Date: 2010-09-17
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results. ||Like its predecessors, this fifth edition is exceptionally comprehensive. Content has been thoroughly updated and sections have been added on social networking and other web-based research methods and techniques. The book emphasizes quantitative research, including survey and experimental studies. It also gives attention to qualitative research, including historical research. A chapter is devoted to the statistical analysis of research results. Evaluation, writing, and publishing of research reports are considered as well. Coauthored by distinguished researchers in library and information science, the book also includes contributions from experts on qualitative research, domain assumptions of research, and sampling.

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

  • Filename: library-and-information-center-management-8th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781610693264
  • Release Date: 2012-11-27
  • Number of pages: 470
  • Author: Robert D. Stueart
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

  • Filename: case-studies-in-library-and-information-science-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9780786453146
  • Release Date: 2008-10-29
  • Number of pages: 175
  • Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan
  • Publisher: McFarland



"This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action." -- Provided by publisher.

American Civilization

  • Filename: american-civilization.
  • ISBN: 0415358310
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 375
  • Author: David Mauk
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Thoroughly revised, this fourth edition of a hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. This fourth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts. American Civilization: covers all core American studies topics at introductory level contains essential historical background for American studies students at the start of the twenty-first century analyzes gender, class and race, and America's cosmopolitan population contains photos, case studies, questions and terms for discussion, and suggests websites for further research. With new illustrations and case studies, this edition of American Civilization also examines the second Gulf War, the War on Terror and the 2004 presidential election.

Reference and Information Services

  • Filename: reference-and-information-services.
  • ISBN: 9781555708597
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Kay Ann Cassell
  • Publisher: American Library Association



Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

Experiencing Intercultural Communication

  • Filename: experiencing-intercultural-communication.
  • ISBN: 1259010775
  • Release Date: 2013-05-01
  • Number of pages: 383
  • Author: Judith N. Martin
  • Publisher:



Experiencing Intercultural Communication: An Introduction provides students with a framework to begin building their intercultural communication skills. Through understanding the complexities of intercultural interaction, students begin the process of learning about other cultures in their professional endeavors and personal relationships.

Librarian s Guide to Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

  • Filename: librarian-s-guide-to-online-searching-cultivating-database-skills-for-research-and-instruction.
  • ISBN: 9781610699990
  • Release Date: 2015-01-31
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Suzanne S. Bell
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



This groundbreaking textbook and guide for library school students and librarians will help you—regardless of experience level or environment—learn the ins and outs of working with online databases, the best tactics for effective research on the Internet, and the methods for conveying these search skills to others.

The Oxford Guide to Library Research

  • Filename: the-oxford-guide-to-library-research.
  • ISBN: 0195123131
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Thomas Mann
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



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.

An Introduction to Multicultural Education

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-multicultural-education.
  • ISBN: 9780133155846
  • Release Date: 2013-05-16
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: James A. Banks
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed



This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. In this succinct, yet comprehensive book, leading authority James A. Banks gives readers a forward-reaching look toward increasing their understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching in contemporary classrooms. Here he explores the concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education in such key areas as: the goals and misconceptions of multicultural education; citizenship education and diversity in a global age; curriculum transformation; curriculum reform; and, school reform and intergroup education. Included are checklists for evaluating informational materials and evaluating multicultural education. An Introduction to Multicultural Education is ideal for pre-service and practicing educators who require a concrete approach but have little time to devote to the topic.

Fundamentals of Hearing

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-hearing.
  • ISBN: 9780123704733
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: William A. Yost
  • Publisher: Elsevier



The fifth edition of this successful introductory text on hearing sciences includes auditory, anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, and perception content. "Fundamentals of Hearing" is one of only a few textbooks that covers all of hearing at an introductory level. A meaningful introduction to hearing for students and a wealth of data and facts related to hearing for the professional. It it heavily illustrated with over 200 figures. Each chapter concludes with a Supplement section with additional resources about topics covered. Appendices provide background information to enable full comprehension of content. It contains a complete Glossary of terms from the American Standards Institute, a combined subject/author index, and a comprehensive bibliography.

Introduction to Research

  • Filename: introduction-to-research.
  • ISBN: 032326171X
  • Release Date: 2015-03-10
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Elizabeth DePoy
  • Publisher: Mosby



Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text's up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings. Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter. Authors make the topics more accessible, so research becomes more relevant - and topics come to life. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Presents complex information clearly in a highly readable, and easy-to-understand, manner. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. NEW! Up-to-date research methods, strategies, and references, like digital sources, visual methods, and geographical analysis, give you the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.

Becoming Qualitative Researchers

  • Filename: becoming-qualitative-researchers.
  • ISBN: 9780133971972
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Corrine Glesne
  • Publisher: Pearson



Beginning researchers get an overview of qualitative research through a concise look at the practice of conducting research and the theory and debates that keep qualitative inquiry vibrant. Ideal for introducing the novice researcher to the theory and practice of qualitative research, this text opens students to the diverse possibilities within this inquiry approach, while helping them understand how to design and implement specific research methods. The author’s accessible writing style, the wealth of examples, and the numerous exercises provide opportunities for practicing and refining the skills of becoming a qualitative researcher. The new edition focuses on the development of research proposals (Ch. 2); the history and concerns of institutional review boards (IRBs) and issues qualitative researchers sometimes confront when submitting proposals (Ch. 6); greater information and examples on coding and thematic analysis, while also introducing other approaches to data analysis (Ch. 7); and arts based research through a chapter that encourages consideration of creative ways to approach and represent inquiry (Ch. 9). Chapter 10 looks at sharing research results through participation at conferences and in publications.

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