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The Oxford Guide to Library Research : How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline (4th Edition).
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The Oxford Guide to Library Research : How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline (4th Edition).

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research : How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline (4th Edition). = How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline (4th Edition).
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COVER -- THE OXFORD GUIDE TO LIBRARY RESEARCH -- COPYRIGHT -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CHAPTER 1: Initial Overview Sources: Specialized Encyclopedias -- STARTING POINTS BEYOND WIKIPEDIA -- ADVANTAGES OF SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS -- SAMPLE LISTS OF ENCYCLOPEDIAS -- IDENTIFYING STANDARD WORKS, PROVIDING PRIMARY SOURCES, AND PROVIDING OVERVIEW LISTS OF ARTICLES -- HOW TO FIND ARTICLES IN SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS -- EXAMPLES OF SEARCHES -- PECULIAR STRENGTHS OF GENERAL SETS -- CHAPTER 2: Subject Headings and the Library Catalog -- WHAT ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGS (OPACS) CONTAIN -- PROBLEMS IN DETERMINING THE RIGHT SUBJECT HEADINGS -- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS -- UNIFORM HEADING: STANDARDIZATION OF SEARCH TERMS -- DISPLAYING UNANTICIPATED ASPECTS AND RELATIONSHIPS: BROWSE MENUS -- DIFFERENCES FROM TAGS -- LINKAGES TO CLASSIFICATION NUMBERS -- SUBJECT HEADINGS IN THE OPAC AS INDEX TO THE CLASSIFICATION SCHEME -- RECOGNITION ACCESS (PROVIDED BY CONCEPTUAL CATEGORIZATION RATHER THAN RELEVANCE RANKING) -- SCOPE-MATCH SPECIFICITY AND ITS MODIFICATIONS -- SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF EXCESSIVE GRANULARITY -- PROBLEMS WITH COPY CATALOGING -- SPECIFIC ENTRY -- PREVENTING OVERLOAD IN COVERAGE -- PREDICTABILITY IN SELECTION OF TERMS -- LOSS OF RELATIONSHIP NETWORKS IN FACETED CATALOGS -- FIVE WAYS TO FIND THE RIGHT SUBJECT HEADINGS -- DIGRESSION: PRECOORDINATION AND POSTCOORDINATION -- MISCELLANEOUS TIPS ON SUBJECT HEADINGS -- CHAPTER 3: General Browsing, Focused Browsing, and Use of Classified Bookstacks -- ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF SHELVING BOOK COLLECTIONS -- PROBLEMS WITH SHELVING BOOKS BY ACCESSION NUMBER OR HEIGHT -- ENHANCED RECOGNITION CAPABILITY AND FULL-TEXT DEPTH OF ACCESS -- FOCUSED BROWSING ACCESS VS. OPAC ACCESS: DEPTH VS. RANGE.
FOCUSED BROWSING ACCESS VS. KEYWORD ACCESS IN FULL-TEXT WEBSITES AND DATABASES: RECOGNITION VS. PRIOR SPECIFICATION -- SENDING BOOKS OFFSITE "BECAUSE THEY ARE IN GOOGLE BOOKS" -- BROWSING IN OTHER CONTEXTS -- CHAPTER 4: Subject Headings and Descriptors in Databases for Journal Articles -- DESCRIPTORS AND THESAURI -- THE IMPORTANCE OF "FULL" DISPLAYS -- LCSH VS. DESCRIPTORS -- MAJOR SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES THAT USE DESCRIPTORS -- EBSCOhost DATABASES -- PROQUEST DATABASES -- GALE CENGAGE DATABASES -- FIRSTSEARCH DATABASES -- MISCELLANEOUS DATABASES WITH CONTROLLED DESCRIPTORS -- HOW TO IDENTIFY DATABASES IN ALL SUBJECT AREAS -- CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SEARCHING AND FEDERATED SEARCHING -- PROBLEMS WITH VARIANT SEARCH TERMS -- FINDING WHICH JOURNALS EXIST, WHICH ARE ELECTRONICALLY AVAILABLE, AND WHERE THEY ARE INDEXED -- IDENTIFYING THE BEST JOURNALS -- PROBLEMS WITH ABBREVIATIONS OF JOURNAL TITLES -- THE 1981 CHANGE IN CATALOGING RULES FOR SERIALS -- CHAPTER 5: Keyword Searches -- DISADVANTAGES OF CONTROLLED VOCABULARY SEARCHES -- "RESEARCHERS ACCUSTOMED TO GOOGLE DON'T USE SUBJECT HEADINGS" -- PROBLEMS WITH KEYWORD SEARCHES -- MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF KEYWORD SEARCHING -- MAJOR KEYWORD DATABASES -- PRINTED SOURCES FOR KEYWORD ACCESS TO OLDER JOURNALS -- KEYWORD SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET -- FULL-TEXT BOOK AND JOURNAL SITES ON THE OPEN INTERNET -- OTHER APPROACHES TO THE INTERNET -- CHAPTER 6: Citation Searches -- THE NATURE OF CITATION SEARCHING: CIRCUMVENTING VOCABULARY PROBLEMS -- THE MIRROR IMAGE OF FOOTNOTE CHASING -- WEB OF SCIENCE AND ITS COMPONENT DATABASES -- TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO CITATION SEARCHING -- DIGRESSION: THE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COVERAGE OF WEB OF SCIENCE -- CYCLING SOURCES AND "REVIEWS" OF JOURNAL ARTICLES -- OTHER FEATURES OF WEB OF SCIENCE -- SCOPUS AND OTHER CITATION SEARCH DATABASES -- Scopus -- EBSCOhost Databases -- ProQuest Databases.
CITATION SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET -- CHAPTER 7: Related Record Searches -- FINDING ARTICLES WITH SHARED FOOTNOTE REFERENCES -- CIRCUMVENTING VOCABULARY PROBLEMS -- DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROGRESS FROM AN INITIAL STARTING-POINT ARTICLE -- CHAPTER 8: Higher-Level Overview Sources: Literature Review Articles -- THE NATURE OF REVIEW ARTICLES -- SPECIFIC DATABASES AND OTHER SOURCES FOR FINDING REVIEW ARTICLES -- Scopus Database -- Annual Review of . . . (Series) -- Library & Information Science Source (EBSCO) -- The Syntopicon Index -- Institute for Philosophical Research Monographs -- Congressional Hearings -- Congressional Committee Prints and CRS Reports -- Doctoral Dissertations -- CHAPTER 9: Published Subject Bibliographies -- ADVANTAGES OF SUBJECT BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- BOOLEAN COMBINATIONS -- SOLVING VOCABULARY PROBLEMS -- STRUCTURED ARRANGEMENTS OF THE LITERATURE ON A TOPIC -- THE IMPORTANCE OF INDEXES WITHIN BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- TRADE-OFFS -- PROBLEMS CAUSING BIBLIOGRAPHIES TO BE OVERLOOKED -- FINDING BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- The Library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) -- The Z1201-Z8999 (or 016 in Dewey) Bookstacks Areas -- Bibliographic Index (H.W. Wilson Co., 1937-2011) -- Encyclopedia Articles -- Review Articles -- Oxford Bibliographies Online -- Book Review Digest Plus and Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 -- Library & Information Science Source -- Web of Science -- READERS' ADVISORY SOURCES -- CHAPTER 10: Truncations, Combinations, and Limitations -- WORD TRUNCATION AND WILDCARD SYMBOLS -- BOOLEAN COMBINATIONS -- COMBINATIONS USING COMPONENT WORDS WITHIN CONTROLLED SUBJECT STRINGS -- PROXIMITY SEARCHES -- LIMITATIONS OF SETS -- LIMITING BY TIME PERIODS -- LIMITING BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA CODES -- LIMITING BY DOCUMENT TYPES -- COMBINING KEYWORDS WITH CITATION OR RELATED RECORD SEARCHES -- REFRESHER: COMBINATIONS WITHOUT COMPUTERS.
CHAPTER 11: Locating Material in Other Libraries -- WORLDCAT AND THE PRE-1956 NATIONAL UNION CATALOG -- EUROPEAN MULTI-CATALOG SITES -- FULL-TEXT WEBSITES CREATED FROM MULTIPLE LIBRARY HOLDINGS -- OTHER DATABASES AND UNION LISTS -- SEARCHING VARIANT SPELLINGS -- FINDING COPIES OF BOOKS FOR SALE -- DETERMINING WHICH LIBRARIES HAVE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ON YOUR SUBJECT -- INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY -- CHAPTER 12: People Sources -- INHIBITING ASSUMPTIONS -- THE VALUE OF CONTACTING PEOPLE DIRECTLY -- TIPS ON USING PEOPLE SOURCES -- SOURCES OUTSIDE THE OPEN INTERNET FOR IDENTIFYING KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE -- Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Cengage, annual) -- Authors of Articles or Books You've Read -- Cos Scholar Universe (ProQuest) -- Directories in Print (Gale Cengage, irregular) -- Faculty of Local Universities -- Gale Directory Library (Gale Cengage) -- The Leadership Library (database) and Yellow Books (print directories) from Leadership Directories, Inc. -- Carroll Publishing Company Directories and Databases -- Washington Information Directory (CQ Press,annual) -- Yellow Pages -- TALKING TO REFERENCE LIBRARIANS -- CHAPTER 13: Hidden Treasures -- RESOURCES NOT COVERED BY CONVENTIONAL DATABASES OR CATALOGS AND NOT SHELVED WITH REGULAR BOOKS -- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ONLINE: SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES -- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ONLINE: FREE WEBSITES -- MICROFORM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS -- Gale Cengage Learning Primary Source Media -- ProQuest Microform Collections: UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and UPA -- GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS -- ARCHIVES, MANUSCRIPTS, AND PUBLIC RECORDS -- CHAPTER 14: Special Subjects and Formats -- BIOGRAPHY -- BOOK REVIEWS -- BUSINESS SOURCES -- COPYRIGHT STATUS INFORMATION -- COUNTRY STUDIES -- GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY -- ILLUSTRATIONS, PICTURES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS -- LITERARY CRITICISM -- MAPS -- NEWSPAPERS -- PRIMARY SOURCES -- QUOTATIONS.
STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS -- STATISTICS -- TABULAR DATA -- TESTS (PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL) -- TRANSLATIONS -- CHAPTER 15: Reference Sources: Types of Literature -- RECAP OF WAYS TO APPROACH RESEARCH QUESTIONS -- PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED BY MOST RESEARCHERS -- TYPE-OF-LITERATURE SEARCHING -- VARIANT CONCEPTUAL MODELS -- SPECIFIC TYPES OF LITERATURE -- STRUCTURING QUESTIONS BY PREDICTABLE FORMAL PROPERTIES OF RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS -- THE STUDY OF INFORMATION -- SPECIFIC SOURCES FOR IDENTIFYING TYPES OF LITERATURE IN ANY SUBJECT AREA -- APPENDIX A: Wisdom and Information Science -- APPENDIX B: Scholarship vs. Quick Information Seeking -- Notes -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 11 -- Chapter 12 -- Chapter 15 -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Index.
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PECEBC1924919
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1 online resource (392 pages)
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2015
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PECEBC1924919
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9780199931057
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In this fourth edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research Thomas Mann spells out the range of amazing resources available in research libraries that cannot be found on the Internet. These include not only the tens of millions of books, journals and other post-1923 printed sources that cannot be... In this fourth edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research Thomas Mann spells out the range of amazing resources available in research libraries that cannot be found on the Internet. These include not only the tens of millions of books, journals and other post-1923 printed sources that cannot be digitized because of copyright restrictions, but a rich array of subscription databases in all subject areas that are not accessible on the open Web, but are freely searchable via research libraries. The Oxford Guide to Library Research provides scores of concrete examples drawn from the experience of a veteran reference librarian who has helped tens of thousands of researchers over three decades.
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4th ed.
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