Fundamentals of reference by Carolyn M. Mulac

By Carolyn M. Mulac

The all-in-one Reference reference you ve been watching for, this
invaluable ebook bargains a concise creation to reference sources
and prone for quite a few readers, from library employees members
who are requested to paintings within the reference division to managers
and others who desire to familiarize themselves with this important
area of librarianship. Written in an obtainable kind and designed
for daily use, it offers an summary of the fundamental instruments and
techniques of reference paintings, including

  • Reference providers, a bit addressing such important
    topics as mobilephone reference, the reference interview, and
    electronic reference
  • Reference assets, chapters which specialise in types
    of reference instruments, together with encyclopedias, dictionaries,
    directories, handbooks, and almanacs
  • Appendixes with key records ready via the Reference and consumer companies Association
    (RUSA) and an annotated bibliography

a good education instrument for either new and skilled employees, Fundamentals of Reference will
quickly turn into your basic reference!

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A noteworthy feature is an explanation of how to acquire an ISBN. Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. A source for statistics, descriptions of denominations, contact information about numerous religious organizations, a listing of religious periodicals, and more. The print version includes an online component. Notes 1. Michael Levine-Clark and Toni M. , ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 4th ed. v. ” 2. v. ” 3. v. ” 4. Joan M. Reitz, Dictionary for Library and Information Science (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004), 164.

Bopp and Linda C. Smith (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011), 570. eight Biographical Sources History is the story of innumerable biographies. —Thomas Carlyle O ne thing I’ve learned in my years as a reference librarian is that people are interested in other people, that is, in their birth and death dates, background, ethnicity, marital status, accomplishments, and so on. Celebrities, both living and dead, historical figures, sports heroes, world leaders, notorious criminals, entertainers, and many others are all a frequent subject of “Who is .

Three Dictionaries I’ve been in Who’s Who, and I know what’s what, but it’ll be the first time I ever made the dictionary. —Mae West D be the only basic reference tools used more frequently than encyclopedias. A dictionary, especially one of the unabridged kind, is simply one of the most useful reference sources to have on hand. Like encyclopedias and reference librarians, there are both general and specialized varieties of dictionaries. William A. Katz wrote about “eight generally accepted categories [of dictionaries]”: ictionaries may well 1.

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