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Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Resources

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Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Resources

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Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Resources

Edited by Jo Bell Whitlatch

and Susan E. Searing

ISBN: 987-0-8389-1232-4 (softcover)

Published: 2014

Pages: 248

Price: $65

Available from: American Library

Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; alastore.ala.org

This book is a print derivative of the online Guide to Reference database (guidetoreference.org) maintained by ALA. The complete guide has more than 16,000 entries, with 5,600 of them in the general reference and library science categories. This book covers a select 917 of those general reference and library science resources. The guide is split into two parts, with 392 general reference sources and 525 library science sources.

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The goal is to be selective rather than inclusive--covering websites, search engines, full-text databases, bibliographies, encyclopedias, and other compendia. Several subject specialists contributed to the work and help maintain the online version. For the Reference sections, separate chapters cover bibliography, biography, geography, dissertations, encyclopedias, genealogy, government publications, dictionaries, newspapers, online general reference libraries, periodicals, and general web reference tools. …

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