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A self-contained, short course in library skills, designed for patrons of college, high school and public libraries. This fourth edition contains new material about online catalogues, reflecting the widespread use of the Internet, and a section on career information. Subjects addressed include online public access catalogues; card catalogues and cataloguing systems; subject headings; bibliographies; book reviews and parts of a book; information sources (newspapers, periodicals, encyclopaedias and dictionaries); CD-ROM indexes and database searching; government, business and consumer information; nonprint materials; online computer use in school libraries; and hints for writing papers. Numerous facsimiles of actual reference book pages and online screen displays are provided.
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Carolyn Wolf works at the reference desk at Jacaranda Public Library in Venice, Florida. She was formerly an associate professor and head of public services at Hartwick College Library, Oneonta, New York.Review:
"a self-contained, short course in library skills for patrons of college, high school, and public libraries" -- Reference & Research Book News
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Book Description McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1993. Soft Cover. Condition: New. New condition. "This text is designed to be a self-contained short course in the use of the library. The intent is to provide a quick and easy way to learn to do library research. Patrons of high school, college, and public libraries alike will find it an invaluable guide." Includes coverage of CD-ROM indexes and on-line database searching, cataloguing, bibliographies, information sources, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and on-line computer use in school libraries. 177pp. Clean copy. Seller Inventory # S2-000052