The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms: A Guide for Natural Language Computer Searching, Second Edition

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Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.

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SARA D. KNAPP is coordinator, Online Search Service at the University Library, the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her articles have appeared in Online, Database, The Reference Librarian, Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, Journal of Educational Technology Systems, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, RQ, and Library Quarterly. She is a founder and past chair of the MARS Section of the Reference and Adult Services Division of the American Library Association (ALA). Knapp was the 1984 recipient of ALAs Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation for distinguished contributions to reference librarianship and was also a recipient of the (SUNY) Chancellors Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

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..."unique in a number of ways that might make it attractive for educators....The listings in this book should provide food for thought to many a struggling Internet user."-Against the Grain

..."the layout and organization make this a user-friendly tool for the beginning social science researcher and would be an asset to any library where such research is conducted. Recommended."-The Book Report

"Any reference department or information centre, particularly those dealing with queries in the social sciences, will find The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms a valuable resource and search aid."-Online Information Review

..."this useful source will help researchers in the social sciences develop an effective search strategy by suggesting alternative terms. It is particularly useful when searching several databases at once in which terms describing the same concept vary according to the discipline."-American Reference Books Annual

?...unique in a number of ways that might make it attractive for educators....The listings in this book should provide food for thought to many a struggling Internet user.?-Against the Grain

?...the layout and organization make this a user-friendly tool for the beginning social science researcher and would be an asset to any library where such research is conducted. Recommended.?-The Book Report

?Any reference department or information centre, particularly those dealing with queries in the social sciences, will find The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms a valuable resource and search aid.?-Online Information Review

?...this useful source will help researchers in the social sciences develop an effective search strategy by suggesting alternative terms. It is particularly useful when searching several databases at once in which terms describing the same concept vary according to the discipline.?-American Reference Books Annual

?Knapp's Thesaurus gives the searcher an excellent tool to find contemporary terms for the 'natural language' part of that equation. Given its usefulness, there is little doubt that [it] will find it's way on to the 'ready reference' shelves of academic and public libraries, as well as, the personal offices of librarians and other information professionals.?-Education Book Reviews

.,."unique in a number of ways that might make it attractive for educators....The listings in this book should provide food for thought to many a struggling Internet user."-Against the Grain

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