Librarian S Guide To Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills For Research And Instruction

Author: Suzanne S. Bell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699998
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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.

Librarian S Guide To Online Searching

Author: Christopher C. Brown
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440861567
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Understanding and navigating online databases is an essential skill for today's librarians, but staying current in this changing landscape can be a challenge. The fifth edition of this vital book ensures that you meet that challenge. * Provides professional development to librarians looking to acquire or improve their proficiency in an essential professional skill * Offers additional professional guidance in the form of recaps, concrete examples, exercises, and points to consider * Empowers students and librarians to search online effectively * Discusses databases in the context of real-world problems

Librarian S Guide To Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills For Research And Instruction 5th Edition

Author: Christopher C. Brown
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440861579
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Understanding and navigating online databases is an essential skill for today's librarians, but staying current in this changing landscape can be a challenge. The fifth edition of this vital book ensures that you meet that challenge. • Provides professional development to librarians looking to acquire or improve their proficiency in an essential professional skill • Offers additional professional guidance in the form of recaps, concrete examples, exercises, and points to consider • Empowers students and librarians to search online effectively • Discusses databases in the context of real-world problems

Basic Research Methods For Librarians

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588634
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Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book

Library Management 101

Author: Diane L. Velasquez
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891148X
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Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, this edited volume focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Among the many topics discussed are Classic and contemporary theories of management, and how they apply to the library Human resource planning Marketing and public relations Negotiations, mediation, and financial management of the library Facilities management Information technology management and future trends Change management and organizational culture Ethics and confidentiality In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, experienced managers will also benefit from the structured, practical knowledge included in this impressive volume.

Strengthening Research Paper Skills

Author: Philip Wolny
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 150817573X
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The skills required to deliver successful research papers have never been more important. This authoritative book provides young readers with a solid foundation to help them formulate their ideas, embark on their research, complete the writing process, and properly cite sources. It aligns with the Common Core standards of being able to provide logical arguments based on solid reasoning and evidence. The text also pays special attention to the pitfalls of plagiarism and the skill of balancing traditional research with new digital tools. Helpful sidebars and full-color imagery drive home the importance of strong research paper skills.

Reference And Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Author: Linda C. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
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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

Online Searching

Author: Karen Markey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238860
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Online Searching puts the aspiring librarian on the fast track to becoming an expert searcher who unites library users with trusted sources of information to answer their questions. To accomplish this, it ushers you through online searching as a seven-step process: (1) determining what the user really wants in the reference interview, (2) identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user’s query, (3) dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically, (4) hypothesizing whether a known item or a subject will satisfy the query, (5) representing the query as input to the search system, (6) conducting the search and responding strategically, and (7) displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically. For key concepts, Online Searching enlists multimedia, representing visually what is difficult to convey via words alone. When you analyze Online Searching’s real search topics, search online, and compare your results with its suggested answers, you’ll experience the seven-step online searching process first-hand. Included are specific recommendations about what you should teach end users about online searching and a method for quickly and efficiently familiarizing yourself with a new database and search system. Including short video demonstrations, Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for ramping yourself up from novice to expert searcher.

The Oxford Guide To Library Research

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394466
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The information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book will answer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on a particular topic, rather than just "something quickly" on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching--which are not available on the Web--that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed by relevance-ranking computer algorithms? This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussions of the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods of searching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do--and of what not to do. The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet--the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than any other research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's "digital natives."

Reference And Information Services

Author: Richard E. Bopp
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591583748
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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.