The Oxford Guide To Library Research

Author by : Thomas Mann
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Description : 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."


A Guide To Library Research Methods

Author by : Thomas Mann
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Publisher by : New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : Explains how to use systematic browsing, and subject, keyword, citation, and computer searches, and includes advice on expert and unconventional sources


The Oxford Handbook Of Early Modern English Literature And Religion

Author by : Andrew Hiscock
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This pioneering Handbook offers a comprehensive consideration of the dynamic relationship between English literature and religion in the early modern period. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were the most turbulent times in the history of the British church and, perhaps as a result, produced some of the greatest devotional poetry, sermons, polemics, and epics of literature in English. The early-modern interaction of rhetoric and faith is addressed in thirty-nine chapters of original research, divided into five sections. The first analyses the changes within the church from the Reformation to the establishment of the Church of England, the phenomenon of puritanism and the rise of non-conformity. The second section discusses ten genres in which faith was explored, including poetry, prophecy, drama, sermons, satire, and autobiographical writings. The middle section focuses on selected individual authors, among them Thomas More, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Lucy Hutchinson, and John Milton. Since authors never write in isolation, the fourth section examines a range of communities in which writers interpreted their faith: lay and religious households, sectarian groups including the Quakers, clusters of religious exiles, Jewish and Islamic communities, and those who settled in the new world. Finally, the fifth section considers some key topics and debates in early modern religious literature, ranging from ideas of authority and the relationship of body and soul, to death, judgment, and eternity. The Handbook is framed by a succinct introduction, a chronology of religious and literary landmarks, a guide for new researchers in this field, and a full bibliography of primary and secondary texts relating to early modern English literature and religion.


Library Research Models

Author by : Thomas Mann
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Description : Mann examines the several alternative mental models people use to approach the task of research, and demonstrates new, more effective ways of finding information.


Handbook Of Meta Analysis In Ecology And Evolution

Author by : Julia Koricheva
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts. The chapters, written by renowned experts, walk readers through every step of meta-analysis, from problem formulation to the presentation of the results. The handbook identifies both the advantages of using meta-analysis for research synthesis and the potential pitfalls and limitations of meta-analysis (including when it should not be used). Different approaches to carrying out a meta-analysis are described, and include moment and least-square, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches, all illustrated using worked examples based on real biological datasets. This one-of-a-kind resource is uniquely tailored to the biological sciences, and will provide an invaluable text for practitioners from graduate students and senior scientists to policymakers in conservation and environmental management. Walks you through every step of carrying out a meta-analysis in ecology and evolutionary biology, from problem formulation to result presentation Brings together experts from a broad range of fields Shows how to avoid, minimize, or resolve pitfalls such as missing data, publication bias, varying data quality, nonindependence of observations, and phylogenetic dependencies among species Helps you choose the right software Draws on numerous examples based on real biological datasets


Reference And Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition

Author by : Melissa A. Wong
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives


Concise Guide To Library Research

Author by : Grant W. Morse
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Publisher by : Fleet PressCorp
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Description : Discusses basic procedures involved in searching for materials and lists reference books and periodicals for various fields


Guide To Reference Materials For School Library Media Centers

Author by : Barbara Ripp Safford
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Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.


College Research Libraries News

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Music Research

Author by : Laurie J. Sampsel
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This text is designed to help music students become familiar with and use the many research tools available to them. The content is arranged by type of research tool (e.g., encyclopedias, periodical indexes, discographies) and includes a general statement about the uses of each tool and anannotated bibliography that points out their purpose, scope, strengths, and weaknesses. Covering both print and electronic resources, the text does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather guides students to the major research tools in music. A companion Web site maintained by the author helps keepthe material up to date.Intended primarily for music bibliography classes taken by almost all students entering graduate music programs, the text is also a useful supplement for any undergraduate or graduate class in music that requires students to do library research or write a research paper.


American Reference Books Annual

Author by : Bohdan S. Wynar
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Description : 1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.


Historical Methods In Mass Communication

Author by : James D. Startt
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Description : Handbook of the research methods used to study the history of mass communication.


Irm Invitation Pub Speaking

Author by : Miriam Griffin
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Rehabilitation Research

Author by : Elizabeth Domholdt
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Publisher by : Saunders
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Description : This volume presents the knowledge and resources needed to use research in order to improve physiotherapy practice. It covers both traditional and emerging topics and captures the diversity and complexity of research today.


American Book Publishing Record

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Basic Music Reference

Author by : Alan Green
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Publisher by : A-R Editions, Inc.
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Description : Basic Music Reference is a quick-start guide designed to introduce library employees to the basic tools and techniques involved in answering questions related to music. As in every specialist subject area, music has its own terminology, but unlike most, it also has a multitude of formats—on paper and other materials—as well as special notation and frequent use of foreign languages in titles and texts. These features make it particularly difficult for library employees to answer users’ questions and thus a guide such as this one is essential. Not all libraries with a music collection can afford to hire a music reference librarian. Even libraries with such a specialist rely on support staff and student employees to answer questions when the music librarian is not available. Whatever the scenario, this volume will serve as a helpful training tool for library employees to learn about the basic music reference tools, and to develop the techniques of greatest use when answering the most common types of music-related questions


The Oxford Companion To Family And Local History

Author by : David Hey
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Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.


The Eighteenth Century

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Choice

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Genetic Engineering Of Plants

Author by : Julie Dawson
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Description : The authors provide a wealth of information on agricultural biotechnology, including time lines, the science of genetic engineering, etc. Meant to encourage dialogue in group settings, as well as to provide individuals with basic knowledge of biotechnology facts and issues.


School Library Journal

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Arguments And Arguing

Author by : Thomas A. Hollihan
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Description : The primary focus of the updated, second edition has not changed-it embraces the narrative or storytelling approach to the study of argumentation. The first section introduces readers to rhetorical theorists and their principles. These significant contributions to the field of argumentation and debate include Aristotle's views on audiences and the ethical character of an advocate, Burke's dramatistic theory of communication, Brockriede's metaphorical image of arguers, Fisher's narrative paradigm, Mill's guidelines for testing the causal correlation, Perelman and Obrechts-Tyteca's conception of a universal audience, Rokeach's definition of values, and Toulmin's model for developing and analyzing argument claims and his conception of arguments as field dependent. Hollihan and Baaske's discussions of these ideas and their applications are easy to follow, unencumbered by technical jargon, and illustrated with engaging examples drawn from current and well-known historical events. The key to the success of this text is the authors' ability to show readers how foundational principles of argumentation are used in a variety of real-world situations. The second section covers specialized contexts such as academic debates, courts of law, politics, business and organizations, and interpersonal relationships. Activities that stimulate critical thinking and the implementation of the ideas discussed are provided at the end of each chapter.


Introduction To Cataloging And Classification

Author by : Arlene G. Taylor
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Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : The field's foremost authority on the organization of information does it again! The latest edition of this classic work incorporates changes, both great and small, in the world of cataloging and classification since the turn of the century.


Interpreting The Theatrical Past

Author by : Thomas Postlewait
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Critical Thinking And The Web

Author by : Trudi E. Jacobson
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How To Use A Research Library

Author by : David R. Beasley
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Description : Beginning with a basic introduction that describes the layout and cataloguing systems of research libraries, and proceeding to more sophisticated levels of research, How to Use a Research Library describes the most efficient methods of library research and helps readers find the bibliographical tools most useful to their needs. Written simply and organized for easy access, the guide touches on every aspect of research--from the rudimentary to the most advanced. Part I, an introductory section, explains the layout of research libraries and introduces readers to the cataloging systems and various reference shelf books such as the Cumulative Book Index. It also instructs readers on the use of requisition slips and supplemental catalogues. The second part shows readers how to locate materials using various bibliographies, reference books, and the magazine and newspaper indices. It describes the new computer databases, the online computer search, and the inter-library loan system. At the end of this section there is a brief summary of research procedures for readers who need a quick refresher or wish to begin research immediately. A third part, on the methodology of research, discusses various approaches to library research, how to use library sources for particular types of research, and research rules of thumb. It also offers advice on how specific library divisions and collections can be used and gives particulars about the world's major research libraries. An authoritative handbook, How to Use a Research Library will teach even the most seasoned researchers new techniques and fact-finding tips. With full bibliographic citations and step-by-step examples based on the research libraries of the New York Public Library, it will be an invaluable tool for college students, professional researchers, writers, and all those who use these special collections of materials.