Description : Now in its third edition, this essential guide to basic reference sources in the social sciences provides evaluative entries for approximately 1,600 works in anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The first part of the book includes chapters on general sources, while the second contains chapters on reference works in particular disciplines. Most titles published before 1980, which appear in the second edition, have been dropped, while a large number of electronic sources, including more than 200 web sites, have been added. In recognition of the proliferation of electronic information resources, the volume provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of several online vendors.
Description : Up-to-date, well organized, and readable, this is a valuable research resource for students, faculty, librarians, and scholars, as well as a valuable collection development tool.
Description : The aim of each volume of this series Guides to Information Sources is to reduce the time which needs to be spent on patient searching and to recommend the best starting point and sources most likely to yield the desired information. The criteria for selection provide a way into a subject to those new to the field and assists in identifying major new or possibly unexplored sources to those who already have some acquaintance with it. The series attempts to achieve evaluation through a careful selection of sources and through the comments provided on those sources.
Description : This new book examines the topics and issues important to information professionals and librarians-in-training who serve clientele using social science materials. Social Science Reference Services addresses reference services across the spectrum of the social sciences and embraces a multidisciplinary approach to providing both materials and services to users. Chapters illuminate the variety of information formats available through a bewildering array of delivery mechanisms from an astounding number of sources. Social Science Reference Services discusses areas not adequately covered in previous publications, including data files, federal economic statistics, and reference literature on the European Community. Contributing authors address dissertation development, improving the handling of business reference queries, user education/bibliographic instruction, data files for social research, strategies for locating information on environmental public policy, and using economic statistics from the federal government. Additionally, chapters focus on: the importance of government-produced information to social science research providing quality reference services to the many constituencies within an academic community supplementing academic classroom experience with library programs that enhance the information-seeking skills of students the importance of data sets to social science research and incorporating their use into providing quality information services Social Science Reference Services also explores some of the challenges of the automated environment, including the impact of technology on the availability and accessibility of information. This book is an ideal guide for information professionals and students of library science who need efficient access to information in the social science field in order to help patrons effectively.
Description : With 1,030 annotated citations arranged by discipline, this carefully structured guide offers researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources. This book has 1,030 annotated citations arranged by discipline into 12 chapters-general social sciences, political science, economics, business, history, law and legal issues, anthropology, sociology, education, psychology, geography, and communication. The sections on electronic resources in each chapter have been greatly expanded, and there are more area studies sources, providing users with an introduction to new technologies and formats related to the research of social sciences. Prepared by practicing librarians, this carefully structured guide offers researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in the social science literature. It also serves as well as a teaching text for students wanting a clear, straightforward approach to learning about the most popular and important reference sources in the social sciences.
Description : Teaching Information Literacy to Social Sciences Students & Practitioners is a second discipline-based casebook from ACRL. This volume is based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed. Also included are descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes, and teaching resources. Each case explicitly reflects one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.This practical collection of cases and applications brings a new set of resources to librarians doing instruction in the social sciences. Contributors cover such topics as data literacy, visual literacy, and developmental research skills training. Information on teaching undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and how to incorporate information literacy into various social science curricula are also presented.
Description : Covers 15 broad subject groupings: social sciences (generic); psychology; sociology; social work & social welfare; politics; government; law; finance, accountancy & taxation; industries & utilities; business & management; education & learning; sport; media & communications; information & library sciences; and tools for information professionals.
Description : An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons