The Oxford Guide To Library Research

The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Total Pages 359
ISBN 9780199931064
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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."

The Oxford Guide to Library Research
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015

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:

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2005-10-27

Outlines several resources and search strategies for researchers, including encyclopedias, subject headings, library catalogs, browsing, keyword searches, citation searches, and published bibliographies.

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A Guide to Library Research Methods
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1987

Explains how to use systematic browsing, and subject, keyword, citation, and computer searches, and includes advice on expert and unconventional sources

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Library Research Models
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1993

Most researchers, even with computers, find only a fraction of the sources available to them. As Library of Congress reference librarian Thomas Mann explains, researchers tend to work within one or another mental framework that limits their basic perception of the universe of knowledge available to them. Some, for example,

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A Guide to Library Research Methods
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990

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The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
  • Author : Patricia Leavy PhD
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive overview of the field of qualitative research. It is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. The contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchers in the field as well as emerging scholars.

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The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors
  • Author : Melissa Ianetta,Lauren Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31

The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors introduces two conversations to the tutor's preperation, one about the creation of knowledge in writing programs, the other about tutor research. This approach to tutor training provides several benefits. First, it allows tutors to test their theories ofwhat might work in a writing center

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A Guide to Library Research Methods
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1987

Explains how to use systematic browsing, and subject, keyword, citation, and computer searches, and includes advice on expert and unconventional sources

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Concise Guide to Library Research
  • Author : Grant W. Morse
  • Publisher : Fleet PressCorp
  • Release Date : 1975

Discusses basic procedures involved in searching for materials and lists reference books and periodicals for various fields

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History
  • Author : David Hey
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25

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

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Literary Research Guide
  • Author : James L. Harner
  • Publisher : Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • Release Date : 2008

Evaluates reference materials in English literature, describing each work's type, scope, limitations, and uses in research, in an updated edition that includes a new section on cultural studies.

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The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
  • Author : William H. Dutton
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10

Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet

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Oxford Guide to Plain English
  • Author : Martin Cutts
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007

Plain English is an essential tool for effective communication. Information transmitted in letters, documents, reports, contracts, and forms is clearer and more understandable when presented in straightforward terms. The Oxford Guide to Plain English provides authoritative guidance on how towrite plain English using easy-to-follow guidelines which cover straightforward language, sentence

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Homer  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and

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