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Library Catalogs

Use Minerva, the online catalog to find books and other resources accessible from the University Libraries.

Worldcat is a catalog of holdings in national and international libraries.  You can request interlibrary loans from within the Worldcat catalog.

CaDiLaC is catalog of regional holdings.  It is useful if you need a resource that is held by a library  to which you can easily travel.

      
     

    Dictionaries and Thesauri

     Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book. Hants, England: Gower, Ashgate Pub. 2005.

    Harrod's is a classic work which has been updated frequently. The current edition includes over 10,200 terms. DEWEY REF Z 1006 H32 2005

     International Dictionary of Library Histories. David H. Stam, Ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

    This source is a two-volume work of essays. The first section is a series of 34 essays on different types of libraries form "African American libraries to workers' libraries..." The second section of essays consists of histories of over 200 libraries around the world. This text is useful for searching historical backgrounds. DEWEY REF Z 721 I572 2001  

    Dictionary of Information Science and Technology. Boston: Academic Press, 1992.

    This dictionary includes a spectrum of terms reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field of information science. The entries are concisly and clearly written. DEWEY REF Z 1006 W35 1992

    Reitz, Joan M. Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Westport,CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

    This is the print version of ODLIS (Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science). DEWEY REF Z 1006 R45 2004 ODLIS is also available online at http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_A.aspx

     Diodato, Virgil, PhD. Dictionary of Bibliometrics. New York: The Haworth Press, 1994.

    This is the only English language dictionary that exclusively covers bibliometrics. Dewey Library REF Z 669.8 D56 1994

     Soper, Mary Ellen, Larry N. Osborne, and Douglas L. Zweizig. The Librarian's Thesaurus. Chicago: American Library Association, 1990.

    The terminology of library and information science is presented in this book in a logical outline. Following the outline, definitions are provided. Many of the definitions are more like encyclopedia entries than brief dictionary entries. Illustrations are clear and well chosen. DEWEY REF Z 1006 S595 1990

    Redmond-Neal, A. & Hlava, M. M. K. (Eds.) ASIS& T Thesaurus of Information Science, Technology & Librarianship (3rd ed).Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2005.  An authoritative thesaurus of contolled vocabulary termsin the fields of Information Science and Librarianship.Dewey Ref Z 695.1 I 56 M54 2005

     

    Atlas and Encyclopedias

    Atlas:

    Lankes, R. David The Atlas of New Librarianship. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011

    Lankes posits that " The missionof librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities".   He examines this premise from the view of various stakeholders including Librarians and LIS educators to provide an atlas to the future of the profession.   Digital environments, the transition of traditional library skills and the importance of action and activism are examined in this large and appealing volume.

    Encyclopedias:

    Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Third Edition.Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2

    Available in ebook format, this 10 volume encyclopedia covers the role of information in multiple disciplines. Chapters run the gamut from "High Frequency Trading" through "Mobile Technologies for Elderly People."

    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1968-2003. Multi-volume set.

    A large, multi-volume work, particularly useful for basic information in the fields of library and information science. The series is arranged in a standard alphabetical sequence of topics. Although much of the material in the original volumes is seriously dated, the set, until recently, has been continually updated by annual supplemental volumes. DEWEY REF Z 1006 E57

    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, second edition. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. Multi-volume set.

    This four-volume work is a continuation of the previously listed work. The four volumes cover subjects from "Abstracts and Abstracting" to "Zoological Park and Aquarium Libraries and Archives." All the subjects for all four volumes are indexed on the front and back covers of each individual volume. DEWEY REF Z 1006 E57 2003

    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, third edition DEWEY REF Z 1006 E57 2010

    International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science, second edition. New York: Routledge, 2003. 1 vol.

    This work lists and defines many terms and concepts relevant to information science. DEWEY REF Z 1006 I57 2003

    International Dictionary of Library Histories. David H. Stam, Ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

    This source is a two-volume work of essays. The first section is a series of 34 essays on different types of libraries form "African American libraries to workers' libraries..." The second section of essays consists of histories of over 200 libraries around the world. This text is useful for searching historical backgrounds.
    DEWEY REF Z 721 I572 2001  

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