Library Use guides readers through a wide array of resources for research, presenting up-to-date methods that reflect significant changes in information publishing and distribution over the last ten years. In the third edition of this volume, instructors and students will benefit from new and expanded coverage and guidance in electronic access to library catalogs, periodical indexes and abstracts, and use of the Internet and World Wide Web in research.
The book's core topics include defining and limiting topics, locating books within the library system, identifying bibliographic resources, finding journal articles through author/subject/keyword searching, locating government documents, and citation searching. Library Use focuses on teaching students to maximize all research tools available to them and also provides examples of mini-searches to illustrate the use of each major resource. Students will profit from the valuable advice and support presented in this clearly written and logically arranged instructive volume.