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Librarian s Guide to Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

Librarian s Guide to Online Searching  Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction Author Suzanne S. Bell
ISBN-10 9781610699990
Release 2015-01-31
Pages 310
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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 Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction 5th Edition

Librarian s Guide to Online Searching  Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction  5th Edition Author Christopher C. Brown
ISBN-10 9781440861574
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 320
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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

Librarian s Guide to Online Searching Author Christopher C. Brown
ISBN-10 1440861560
Release 2018-07-20
Pages 374
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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



Library Management 101

Library Management 101 Author Diane L. Velasquez
ISBN-10 9780838911488
Release 2013
Pages 384
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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.



A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians

A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians Author Carolyn J. Radcliff
ISBN-10 9780313094842
Release 2007-06-30
Pages 180
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A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians book for free.



Online Searching

Online Searching Author Karen Markey
ISBN-10 9781442238862
Release 2015-07-23
Pages 324
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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.



Harnessing the Power of Google What Every Researcher Should Know

Harnessing the Power of Google  What Every Researcher Should Know Author Christopher C. Brown
ISBN-10 9781440857133
Release 2017-06-09
Pages 134
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This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine. • Shows users how get to the specific information they need more quickly through the most effective use of Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Books • Teaches power-searching techniques that are unknown to most Internet users • Includes sidebars that demonstrate specific applications of the "Three Googles" to academic research questions • Written by an active reference technology librarian with three decades of experience, and who helps undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as public policy, international studies, statistics, and government information on a daily basis



Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Author Richard E. Bopp
ISBN-10 9781591583745
Release 2011
Pages 743
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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.



The Oxford Guide to Library Research

The Oxford Guide to Library Research Author Thomas Mann
ISBN-10 9780199394463
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 352
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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."



Strengthening Research Paper Skills

Strengthening Research Paper Skills Author Philip Wolny
ISBN-10 9781508175735
Release 2017-07-15
Pages 64
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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

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  5th Edition Author Linda C. Smith
ISBN-10 9781440836978
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 880
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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



Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills Author Lili Luo
ISBN-10 1440841721
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 192
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Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. * Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns * Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers * Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact * Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations



Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries 5th Edition

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries  5th Edition Author Sheila S. Intner
ISBN-10 9781610699815
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 241
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A proven resource for librarians and students, this updated classic opens the door to understanding current library cataloging processes, shows you how to use them to create standard catalog records, and provides guidance in managing the cataloging workflow. • Describes today's new cataloging tools and shows how they are applied to real resources in various media, sharing numerous examples that illustrate the points raised • Explains the way library catalog records are produced for online catalogs • Describes MARC formats and explains how they relate to new metadata schemas such as MARC XML, the Dublin Core, and BIBFRAME • Discusses how to set goals and objectives, supervise others, evaluate outputs, and report to and interact with internal and external players in the world of libraries • Includes examples and illustrations of all tools and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding



Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics Author Elizabeth A. Buchanan
ISBN-10 9780786453146
Release 2008-10-29
Pages 175
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"This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action." -- Provided by publisher.



Marketing and Social Media

Marketing and Social Media Author Christie Koontz
ISBN-10 9780810890824
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 320
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Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums is a much-needed guide to marketing for libraries, archives, and museum professionals in the social media age. Each chapter includes explanatory topical content designed to build a framework of marketing and social media management understanding including discussion questions (which can be developed into classroom or workshop assignments and key terms. Illustrative and brief case study examples from all three institution types are embedded in chapters as relevant. This book is both an introductory textbook and a guide for working professionals who want to go beyond mere promotion to developing a planned and deliberately managed marketing campaign.



Defining Relevancy

Defining Relevancy Author Janet McNeil Hurlbert
ISBN-10 1591584191
Release 2008
Pages 274
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Twenty plus academic library managers offer studies, models, and documentation, in addition to sound advice on how to plan strategically for greatest effect across the campus.



Fundamentals of Government Information

Fundamentals of Government Information Author Cassandra J. Hartnett
ISBN-10 9780838913956
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 464
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Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches;how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips;all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations;Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set;patents, trademarks, and intellectual property;census data, educational information, and other statistical resources;health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use.