Reference & User Services Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 4, Summer

Best Bibliographies in History
RUSA Bibliography and Indexes Committee With this list, the Bibliographies and Indexes Committee continues its project to honor outstanding English-language book-length bibliographies in the field of history. We hope to encourage both the work of...
Community Indicators, Genuine Progress, and the Golden Billion
Community Indicators Many communities throughout the United States use indicators to determine quality of life. These might include surface water quality, births to single mothers, educational attainment, home ownership rates, conversion of crop...
Crisis Intervention in Public Schools
Building a Collection for Parents and Professionals Unfortunately and with increasing frequency, elementary and secondary schools have had to respond to violence on campus. While these tragedies have been front-page news, they are only one type...
Evolution of a Reference Source
Documenting International Psychology from 1929 to 2000 While this column is about a resource that is "Off the Shelf" but not "Onto the Web," it is a wonderful recounting of how the times and the technology shape the information resources we use....
Explanatory Supplement for Use with the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States January 2001
These Guidelines are intended to amplify specific sections of the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, providing fuller explanation and specific examples for text that is intentionally general and prescriptive. Topical headings in these Guidelines...
Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
The Reference and User Services Association, acting for the American Library Association in its adoption of this code, recognizes that the sharing of material between libraries is an integral element in the provision of library service and believes...
Life Begins at Volume 40
This issue completes our first volume year as editors of Reference and User Services Quarterly and the fortieth year of the journal that began publication as the mysteriously titled RQ. We want to take this opportunity to thank all those individuals...
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online, 2d ed. New York: Macmillan, 2001. (ISBN 0333-913981). www.grovemusic.com. Pricing: Based on a networked license for concurrent users, and for an annual subscription. VAT exclusive. Academic and...
RUSA Review Underway
Your Survey Responses Goals of a RUSA division review include updating the division structure, determining why many reference librarians are not members of RUSA, and increasing membership appeal. As a component of the review, the Organization Committee...
Sources Received but Not Reviewed
2001 Government Phone Book USA: A Comprehensive Guide to Federal, State, County and Local Government Offices in the United States. 9th ed. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2001. 3000p. acid free $240 (ISBN 0-7808-0425-2). www.omnigraphics.com. Academe in...
State Geography
State Geography. ABC-CLIO. $499 year/ subscription. (ISSN 1531-1244). www.abc-clio.com. Technical requirements: The system requires Internet access, version 4 or later browser of Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or AOL. The browser must be...
Statistical Significance
How It Signifies in Statistics Reference Statistics-related reference questions may spawn heroic searches drawing upon reference librarians' ingenuity, knowledge of sources, and time. However, were librarians to understand better what many data-seeking...