Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Know It All, Find It Fast for Academic Libraries

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Know It All, Find It Fast for Academic Libraries

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Know it All, Find it Fast for Academic Libraries. Heather Dawson. London: Facet, 2012. 387 p. Paper $79 (ISBN 9781-85604-759-3).

Many Internet guides are available to assist librarians as they help patrons find the information they are looking for. Facet Publishing, based in the United Kingdom, provides a series of Internet guides for various librarians published under the name Know it All, Find it Fast. Heather Dawson of the London School of Economics Library has now written a guide for academic librarians in this series. The Know it All, Find it Fast series is specifically known not only for its vast cross-references of A-to-Z subject matter but also for its three approaches to finding information for each subject--Typical Questions, Points to Consider, and Where to Look. Each question has specific and very useful information on how to help patrons find the information they are looking for (and librarians will learn how to look more efficiently and effectively, thanks to these three approaches and the information they contain).

Know it All, Find it Fast for Academic Libraries contains ready-reference information for more than 100 subjects chosen for their particular importance to academic libraries, such as copyright, electronic resources, census research, government publications, medicine, nursing, and history. …

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