American Library Association Guide to Information Access: A Complete Research Handbook and Directory
American Library Association Guide to Information Access A Complete Research Handbook and Directory Author:Sandy Whiteley (Editor) Prepared under the auspices of the American Library Association, the world's leading expert on the subject, this research handbook and directory is designed to serve the needs of individuals, students, business people and professionals -- in fact, anyone who has to look up anything. With valuable tips for the beginner as well as for the experien... more »ced researcher, it outlines the process of locating both print and electronic sources for any topic.
In addition to explaining general research methods, the book provides an annotated listing of all the currently available reference sources for the thirty-six most popular research areas:
General Reference, Agriculture, Automobiles, Business and Finance, Consumer Information, Education, Environment, Film, Gardening, Genealogy, Health, History, Hobbies, The Home, Jobs and Careers, Law, Literature, Multiculturalism, Music, Parenting, Patents, Politics and Government, Religion, Retirement/Aging, Science and Technology, Self-Help/Psychology, Sexuality, Small Business, Sports, Standards and Specifications, Television, Theater and Dance, Travel, Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Writing
The American Library Association Guide to Information Access explains all the electronic sources available today, including online public access catalogs, electronic work stations, CD-ROM databases, online databases, the Internet and other networks, document delivery services, archives, and government sources. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to use, the book will be a valuable addition to every reader's reference shelf.« less