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Library and Information Science


See also: Computer Science and Technology, Education

Core Databases and Indexes

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Info Database Names                                          # Users Access Restrictions
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Description dLIST (Digital Library of Information Science and Technology) Available free   Unrestricted
E-LIS Description E-LIS Available free   Unrestricted
Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Description Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) ‡ (EBSCOhost) Available free   Unrestricted
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text Description Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (EBSCOhost, H.W. Wilson) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Related Databases and Indexes

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Info Database Names                                          # Users Access Restrictions
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Description ACM - Portal (Association for Computing Machinery) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Description BGMI - Biography and Genealogy Master Index Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Business Source Complete Description Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
CHOICE Reviews Online Description CHOICE Reviews Online Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Community of Science (Grant Research) Description Community of Science (Grant Research) Funded by ISU Office of Sponsored Programs   On & Off Campus
Education Research Complete Description Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
ERIC (EBSCOhost) Description ERIC (EBSCOhost)
(limited availability of full-text documents, click here for more information)
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Google Scholar Description Google Scholar Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Description Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Available free   Unrestricted
NoveList Description NoveList Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
NoveList (K-8) Description NoveList (K-8) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
NTIS (via Department of Commerce) Description NTIS (via Department of Commerce)
Resource for government-funded research reports.
Available free   Unrestricted
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special
Readers' Guide Retrospective Description Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 12 On & Off Campus
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) Description Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
Internet Explorer ver. 9 requires "Compatibility View" be checked under "Tools"
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Web of Science  Description Web of Science
Internet Explorer ver. 9 requires "Compatibility View" be checked under "Tools"
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
WorldCat Description WorldCat ‡ (FirstSearch) Funded by LiLI   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Tools for Librarians

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Info Database Names                                          # Users Access Restrictions
OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, 4th ed. Description [Cataloging] OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, 4th ed. Available free   Unrestricted
Library of Congress Authorities Description [Cataloging] Library of Congress Authorities Available free   Unrestricted
MARC Standards Description [Cataloging] MARC Standards Available free   Unrestricted
Library of Congress Classification Outline Description [Classification] Library of Congress Classification Outline Available free   Unrestricted
NLM Classification 2010 Description [Classification] NLM Classification Available free   Unrestricted
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Description [Subject Headings] Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Available free   Unrestricted
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online Description [Thesaurus] Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online Available free   Unrestricted
ERIC Thesaurus Description [Thesaurus] ERIC Thesaurus Available free   Unrestricted
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Description [Thesaurus] Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Available free   Unrestricted
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online Description [Thesaurus] Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online Available free   Unrestricted
National Agricultural Library Thesaurus Description [Thesaurus] National Agricultural Library Thesaurus Available free   Unrestricted

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.


Books

The following are selected resources for research in library and information science. For more books on this topic, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

American Library Directory (Reference Desk Z 731 .A53) Libraries and library-related organizations in the United States and Canada are included in this directory. In addition to addresses and contact information, it includes information about expenditures, holdings statistics and more.

Advances in Librarianship (Main Book Collection (2nd Floor) Z674 .A4) Note: Library has a current subscription: Advances in Librarianship covers current research and professional issues in the field.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (Main Book Collection (2nd Floor Z699.A1 A65) Note: Library has a current subscription: The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology "surveys the landscape of information science and technology, providing the reader with an analytical, authoritative and accessible overview of recent trends and significant developments."

Harrod's Librarians' Glossary : 9,000 Terms Used in Information Management, Library Science, Publishing, the Book Trades, and Archive Management (Reference Collection Z1006 .H32 1995)

Library and Book Trade Almanac (Reference Collection Z731 .A475): This annual publication includes facts, statistics, and reports of interest to librarians. Formerly titled Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information.

Periodical Title Abbreviations: By Abbreviation (Reference Desk: Z 6945. A 2 W 34 2000): This book gives the full titles of thousands of journals from around the world. Titles are listed by abbreviation.

World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services (Reference Collection   Z1006 .W67 1993): This encyclopedia contains entries on "important individuals, institutions, organizations, technological developments, concepts, procedures, and libraries around the world." A lengthy preview is available on Google Books.


Web Sites

ACQWeb: [Tools for Librarians metasite] This site is designed for acquisitions and collection development librarians. Links to Internet tools are grouped in the following categories - Associations & Organizations, Connect & communicate; LIS Resources; Literary Resources/ Publisher Information; Tools for Selectors; and Verification Tools.

Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS): This is COPPUL's collaborative project presently involving librarians in Canada and the United States, but open to librarians elsewhere. The goal of the project is to create a shared repository of library, research, and information literacy tutorials created using screencast software such as Adobe Captivate, Qarbon Viewlet Builder, Techsmith's Camtasia Studio, freeware tools such as Jing, cloud computing sites like Screenr or Screencast-o-matic, and similar products. Tutorials contributed to the ANTS project are made publicly available for use by all libraries via our affiliated sites: LION TV and Screencast.com. Editable Source code is also available from the DSpace repository for those who wish to add their own brands, local links, etc."

Copyright & Fair Use: Stanford University Library's page has an extensive copyright and fair use overview, the "Fairly Used Blog," the copyright law, and over 25 valuable "Charts & Tools" (e.g. Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database; Digital Copyright Slider; Copyright for Librarians, a free online tutorial)

Current Cites - "A team of librarians monitors information technology literature, selecting only the best items to annotate for this free publication. The resulting issue of 8-12 annotated citations of current literature is emailed to a mailing list and is available as an RSS feed." The list of sources monitored is available at http://currentcites.org/sources.html.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Library and Information Science: There are over 100 library & information science journals freely available through this site. Some of the titles are also available and searchable through the Open-J Gate database.

Internet Library for Librarians: The resources on this metasite are organized into three categories - Ready Reference, Librarianship, and Accessories. Each major category is divided into subject groups. A site search feature is also available.

ipl2: "ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII)." It includes a searchable database of high quality Web sites selected by librarians. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.

Library of Congress Librarians & Archivists: The Librarians and Archivists web page includes links to LC catalogs plus other useful tools, resources, and features.

Library Writers Blog: "This resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other notices that I find on the web." -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan

LINK: Library Instruction Knapsack: LINK is "a repository of learning objects to support academic librarians in their instructional role." This site has links to other "object repositories for librarians," ANTS, CORIL, LILAC and PRIMO.

LISNews Librarian and Information Science News: "LISNews is a collaborative weblog [aka blog] devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science. A dedicated team of international bloggers scour the World Wide Web to find stories they find interesting. You'll find links to news stories and Web sites, along with original writing, interviews and reviews. LISNews is updated frequently, usually 7 days a week. We are a non-commercial site, supported by our users." Note that the search box is at the bottom of the screen.

LISZEN Library and Information Science Search Engine -- Search over 750 library blogs using this simple keyword search engine.

Map Librarians' Toolbox AND Map Cataloger's Tool Box: These two web sites provide links to useful resources for librarians who work with maps.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - Library Statistics Program: The NCES web page provides data and reports about academic, public and school libraries. The site offers features such as the "Compare Academic Libraries" tool and selected library-related websites.

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science: This site contains short definitions for library and information science terms related to preservation, information searching and retrieval, classification and cataloging, and more.

Professional Resources for Librarians: The Medical Library Association's Collection Development Section created this selected group of resources.

SACO, Subject Authority Cooperative Program: Internet resources useful in creating SACO proposals are categorized into nine areas -- arts, humanities & social sciences; geography & geographic names; natural sciences; dictionaries & thesauri health sciences & medicine; physical sciences & mathematics; area studies; technology, home economics, military & naval science & history; and encyclopedias. This is a valuable gateway for researchers and catalogers.

Toolbox for Processing and Cataloging Federal Government Documents - GODORT: "These tools are of use to personnel who process and catalog materials distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) which is administered by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Many are available at no charge via the Internet. This Toolbox brings together tools and guides ..."

UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Publications: Full-text of SILS dissertations, master's papers, and technical reports are available on this site.


Librarians

Bibliographer for Library and Information Science Reference Librarians for Library and Information Science
Mary Lou Beran
Coordinator Bibliographic Databases
(208) 282-2962
beramary@isu.edu
 
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581 
semejenn@isu.edu
Cheryl Sebold
LAIII-Reference & Collection Development
(208) 282-3246
sebocher@isu.edu
 


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