Bibliography

Author: Bernard H. Breslauer
Publisher: Club
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039579029
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Literary Criticism


Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824720199
Release Date: 1976-12-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Basic Reference Sources

Author: Margaret Taylor
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081082244X
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Education

A perennial favorite. ...invaluable as a learning tool. I highly recommend it. --PREVIEW

Church History

Author: James E. Bradley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802808263
Release Date: 1995-09-11
Genre: Religion

Explains skills and techniques necessary for writing church history. Discusses assessment of sources, the craft of writing, and different modes of rhetoric. Describes research methods and identifies different eras for research.

Catalogue of English Bible Translations

Author: William J. Chamberlin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313280412
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

While other "Bible" catalogs are available, this comprehensive reference book is destined to become the standard in the field. Chamberlin's one-volume work traces the publication history of multiple editions of "Bible" translations and offers valuable decriptive annotations. The catalog not only includes complete Bibles, but also Old and New Testaments, partial texts, commentaries that include translations, children's "Bibles," Apocryphal writings, and the "Koran," as well. Other bibliographies are usually limited to editions commonly found in academic libraries, but Chamberlin's guide also includes Bibles found in private collections. Overall, this catalogue contains more than five times as many entries of different English translations as two other "Bible" bibliographies, those by Hill and Herbert, combined. The entries are grouped in 151 categories, and within each category entries are listed in chronological order. The accompanying annotations identify the translator and provide an overview of the contents of each work. The detailed indexes make this bibliography a convenient tool for researchers. Bible scholars, collectors, and rare book dealers will find this catalogue a necessary addition to their libraries.

The Oxford Guide to Library Research

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199931064
Release Date: 2015
Genre: History

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: 9781591583745
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Library of John Montgomerie Colonial Governor of New York and New Jersey

Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 087413711X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The Library of John Montgomerie reconstructs Montgomerie's library based on the surviving estate inventory at the New York Public Library." "While the inventory reveals much about Montgomerie's attitudes towards learning and literature, it is perhaps more important because most of the books are listed under purchasers' names. Those books paid for in cash are grouped together under the heading, "Cash," but those purchased on credit (most of the collection) are listed according to purchaser. This list of buyers reads like a veritable Who's Who of colonial New York and New Jersey. The group included men who would influence the two colonies for the next several decades. Though Montgomerie spent only a short time in New York and had little impact on either New York or New Jersey history, his books exerted a lasting influence on the thought of colonial New York's political and intellectual elite."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Bibliography on Grapes Wines Other Alcoholic Beverages and Temperance

Author: Maynard Andrew Amerine
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520098056
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Technology & Engineering

00 This bibliography of more than 3,700 items printed in the United States is intended for scholars, researchers, booksellers, and bibliophiles interested in viticulture, enology, alcoholic beverages, and the temperance and prohibition movements. The variety of scientific, technical, and popular works listed provides a wide-ranging perspective and reveals complex interrelationships--scientific, technological, philosophical, religious, historical, and sociological--among the subjects covered. This bibliography of more than 3,700 items printed in the United States is intended for scholars, researchers, booksellers, and bibliophiles interested in viticulture, enology, alcoholic beverages, and the temperance and prohibition movements. The variety of scientific, technical, and popular works listed provides a wide-ranging perspective and reveals complex interrelationships--scientific, technological, philosophical, religious, historical, and sociological--among the subjects covered.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486145013
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Science

Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.