The Oxford Guide to Library Research
ISBN: 0199931062
EAN13: 9780199931064
Language: English
Pages: 392
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Provides a systematic overview of the best sources, both electronic and print, that go far beyond the coverage of Google and Wikipedia Demonstrates why brick-and-mortar research libraries are more important than ever Teaches, with multiple concrete examples, how to find the best search terms to use in searching databases New to this Edition: Explains in greater detail six important differences between the thousands of specialized subject encyclopedias that exist and Wikipedia, and provides an updated sample listing of the former Discusses in detail scores of major subscription databases that did not exist in 2005, or whose earlier versions were not discussed Provides the best explanations of how to find the right search terms for any inquiry Provides the only current discussion of the essential differences between keyword relevance ranking (as in Google) vs. conceptual categorization (as in library catalogs) Provides new instructions (and examples) on how to zero in immediately on literature review articles Provides additional examples of what can be found via published bibliographies that cannot be found via online sources Provides expanded coverage of sources for statistical information Lists free websites that reference librarians find to be particularly useful