Resource Guide for Library Science

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies. To learn how to search Academic Search Premier, check out this interactive tutorial.

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Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Some full text available.

Provides a systematic way to evaluate the world's leading science and social science journals with quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Measures research influence and impact at journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, Statistics. It is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Full text available.

Provides information relating to library and information science, knowledge management, technology and information issues. Materials indexed include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, theses and book reviews. Some full text available.

Provides information relating to library and information science, knowledge management, technology and information issues. Materials indexed include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, theses, and book reviews. Some full text available.

Provides access to citations in the information science literature and related disciplines. Indexes more than 600 periodicals as well as books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

Provides detailed information on serials published throughout the world.

Multidisciplinary index covering topics in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is the electronic equivalent of the Arts & Humanities Citation IndexSocial Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. Some full text available.

An international, multi-disciplinary catalog of books, Internet resources, audio visual materials, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and other materials held by over 20,000 OCLC libraries. It contains materials representing 400 languages.

Gives readers of research in the social and behavioral sciences an easy-to-use reference work for statistical concepts and methodological terms. also enables people to be informed consumers and critical readers of research works that otherwise might be inaccessible to them. As always, every definition is “nontechnical.” This means that definitions are written in ordinary English whenever possible, and they contain no formulas.

The online version of ELIS covers movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media, recruitment, program planning in the digital era, information management, advances in digital technology, intellectual property issues, hardware, software, database selection and design, user services, the Internet, and activities of selected national and academic libraries and professional associations are included. Full text available.

Classic textbook describing all aspects of library technical services, including acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and automation. Note that newer editions are available in the print collection.

Classic text for library science students, presenting a summary of the concepts and processes underlying current reference services and sources. A newer print edition is also available in the library.

The Journal of Academic Librarianship, an international and refereed journal, publishes articles that focus on problems and issues germane to college and university libraries.

Peer-reviewed research in information science. Publishes original research that focuses on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes.

A full-service magazine tailored to the information needs of librarians and managers in public, academic and corporate libraries. Full-text from 1976.

Online Searcher is the definitive voice for information professionals in academic, corporate, government, law, medical, public library, knowledge management, web development, and freelance environments.

Official journal of the PLA, and the only ALA journal devoted exclusively to public libraries. Each issue includes important industry news, PLA and ALA updates, and columns and feature articles.

School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. 

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Resources for common copyright issues.

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