Social Science Reference Sources

A Practical Guide

Author: Tze-chung Li

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

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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.
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Sociology

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Stephen H. Aby,James Nalen,Lori Fielding

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089473

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 7799

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.
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Social Science Reference Services

Author: Pam M. Baxter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560247180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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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.
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Education

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Nancy P. O'Brien

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086267

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Nearly 500 key reference sources in the education field today-most new to this edition and published within the last decade-are listed by subject and type of work. Numerous Web site references and an increased number of journal annotations reflect the increasing reliance on these sources. Topics include educational technology and media; multilingual and multicultural education; adult alternative, continuing, and distance education; and educational research and testing.
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Political Science

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Henry E. York

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Education

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Lois Buttlar

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 258

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Northern Africa

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Paula Youngman Skreslet

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086847

Category: History

Page: 405

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This annotated bibliography describes a variety of print and electronic reference sources published in the past two decades about Northern Africa, including the Maghreb, the Sahel Region, and the Horn of Africa. The book is organized in three sections. The first part covers general reference works, the second part addresses area studies references by subject, and the third section covers reference sources by region and country. Each citation includes all bibliographic information except price.
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Cultural Anthropology

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: JoAnn Jacoby,Josephine Z. Kibbee

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.
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Information Sources of Political Science

Author: Stephen W. Green,Douglas Ernest

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071049

Category: Political Science

Page: 593

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A comprehensive bibliography of American and international politics covers print and electronic materials published in English, primarily in the U.S. and U.K., with most chapters arranged by reference format, then alphabetically by title.
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The social sciences

a cross-disciplinary guide to selected sources

Author: Nancy L. Herron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 494

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The third edition of this now standard text in universities nationwide has been updated and expanded to comprise more than 1500 annotated citations, offering librarians and researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in social science literature. Prepared by leading subject specialist librarians and arranged by discipline.
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Information Sources in the Social Sciences

Author: David Fisher,Sandra Price,Terry Hanstock

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110949326

Category: Reference

Page: 526

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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.
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
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Sources of information in the social sciences

a guide to the literature. - 3rd ed

Author: William H. Webb,Alan R. Beals

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 777

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Brief descriptions of specific fields in history, economics, and other areas of social science introduce annotated bibliographies of source material
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International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Chad M. Kahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591585190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.
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Psychology

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Pam M. Baxter

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

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This reference and referral guide will help librarians, students, and beginning researchers to navigate information sources concerning the field of psychology. It covers resource guides, comprehensive retrospective bibliographies, indexing tools and online databases, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, journals, biographical sources, and organisations, on topics ranging from theory and research methods to parapsychology.
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Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland,Frances Neel Cheney

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907801

Category: Education

Page: 612

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An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.
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Reference Sources on the Internet

Off the Shelf and Onto the Web

Author: Karen R. Diaz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789003584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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The most user-friendly book on Internet library research to date, Reference Sources on the Internet: Off the Shelf and Onto the Web gives you a core list of online resources that will save those who visit your library considerable time. Its menu of current reference sites will help you wade through the mire of irrelevant, unreliable material and zero in on the cyberinfo that will more economically and accurately satisfy your users’needs. While online research has by no means replaced in-house paper materials, Resources on the Internet makes it clear that you can?t ignore the timely information that hovers only in cyberspace, outside the traditional library?s four walls. In this book, you?ll learn which search tools are out there, how to determine source reliability, and how to quickly frame a reference need in light of the existing collection of Internet resources. Here?s a quick search list of what you?ll find: a comparative study of existing search engines pinpointing career, government, patent, and geographical information sites covering education, psychology, finance, social science, and private business international trade sites accessing information on gender and cultural issues the performing arts, architecture, world history, languages, and literature sports and entertainment sources life, biological, and earth science sites In an era of library research where surfing the Internet for germane data too often means plowing through the home pages of Vanna White and Pennzoil, Resources on the Internet will teach you the idiosyncracies of the existing search engines while schooling you in how to weed out the propaganda. You?ll save yourself and your researchers time, and you?ll find yourself surfing from the stillwaters of research stagnance to the pipeline of library productivity.
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Journalism

A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Jo A. Cates

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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A critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. This edition separates Commercial Databases and Internet Resources.
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