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Published: 27 March 2015

392 Pages | 10 illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199931040

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research

Fourth Edition

Thomas Mann

  • Provides a systematic overview of the best sources, both electronic and print, that go far beyond the coverage of Google and Wikipedia
  • Demonstrates why brick-and-mortar research libraries are more important than ever
  • Teaches, with multiple concrete examples, how to find the best search terms to use in searching databases

New to this Edition:

  • Explains in greater detail six important differences between the thousands of specialized subject encyclopedias that exist and Wikipedia, and provides an updated sample listing of the former
  • Discusses in detail scores of major subscription databases that did not exist in 2005, or whose earlier versions were not discussed
  • Provides the best explanations of how to find the right search terms for any inquiry
  • Provides the only current discussion of the essential differences between keyword relevance ranking (as in Google) vs. conceptual categorization (as in library catalogs)
  • Provides new instructions (and examples) on how to zero in immediately on literature review articles
  • Provides additional examples of what can be found via published bibliographies that cannot be found via online sources
  • Provides expanded coverage of sources for statistical information
  • Lists free websites that reference librarians find to be particularly useful