A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians

Aug 2019 | 240pp

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A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians

Heather Dawson

A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians is a survival guide for frontline library staff to help them find appropriate information quickly, whether they are answering questions at a physical help desk or remotely by telephone, email or instant messaging service.
 
The book will help academic librarians tackle the questions most commonly asked by students, academics and researchers. A broad cross-disciplinary A-Z of themes including topics such as literature searching, plagiarism and using online resources are covered helping you to address an query confidently and quickly. Each topic is split into three sections to guide your response:
typical questions:
  • listing the common enquiries encountered
  • points to consider: exploring the issues and challenges that might arise
  • where to look: listing annotated UK and international resources in print and online including key organisations, scholarly bodies, digital libraries, statistical data and journal article indexes.
A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians updates and expands the author’s previous book, Know it All, Find it Fast for Academic Libraries, and includes new sections on:
  • blogging and social media
  • text and data mining and data visualization
  • assistive technology resources
  • early career researchers
  • impact measurement including bibliometrics; citation analysis and journal rankings
  • academic internet searching
  • LGBT studies
  • Middle East studies
  • project management
  • open access publishing
  • research data management
  • study skills
  • systematic reviews.
Readership: This will be an indispensable day-to-day guide for anyone working with students, academics and researchers in an academic library.

A-Z List of entries
 
Accountancy
Acronyms and Abbreviations
African Studies
Anthropology
Archives
Art and Design
Asian Studies
Banking and finance
Biographical Information
Biology
Book Reviews
Blogging
Careers and employability
Charities
Chemistry
Citing, Referencing and plagiarism 
Citizenship
Classical studies
Company and Stock Market Information
Computing and ICT
Copyright 
Country Information 
Courses
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Current Awareness
Data / Text Mining / Data visualisation
Development Studies
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Disabled Students
Electronic books
Early Career researchers
East Europe and Russian Studies 
Economics 
Economic History
Education
Elections
Electronic Journals 
Engineering
English Literature
Environment and conservation
European Union
Films, Documentaries and Moving Images
Fod science and agriculture
Foreign Languages
Freedom of Information Requests
Gender studies including feminism, and women’s studies
Geography
Government Publications
Grants and Funding
Grey Literature
Higher and further Education
History
Human Rights
Images and Photographs
Impact measurement
Information Literacy
International Organisations
International Relations
International security and wars
Internet searching
International Students
Journal Articles
Latin American Studies
Law 
Legislation
LGBT studies
Library Catalogues
Literature Searching
Management
Mapping services
Market Research/ opinion polls
Marketing
Mathematics
Media and film Studies
Medical science and Nursing
Middle East Studies
Music
News resources
Open Access
Parliaments / Parliamentary Proceedings
Performing Arts, including theatre/ drama
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Population and demography
Presentation Skills
Professional associations, trade unions
Project Management
Publishing
Reference Management Tools
Religion and Theology
Research data Management
Research methods
Research students
Social Media
Social Policy
Speeches and quotations
Sport and Leisure studies
Standards
Statistical Data
Study Skills
Systematic reviews
Teaching
Theses and Dissertations
Think Tanks/ Policy Institutes
Tourism and Hospitality
Treaties
United Nations
Writing and style guides
 
 

Heather Dawson is an Academic Support Librarian in the Information Services Department of the LSE Library and the author of the Facet Publishing book, Know it All, Find it Fast for Academic Libraries (2011).

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