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Author: Kay Ann Cassell; Uma Hiremath
Publisher: Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Directories
Bibliographie
Répertoires
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Ann Cassell; Uma Hiremath
ISBN: 9781555708597 1555708595
OCLC Number: 880791311
Description: xvii, 510 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to reference and information services --
Determining the question : in-person, telephone, and virtual reference interviews --
Finding the answer : basic search techniques --
Answering questions about books, magazines, newspapers, libraries and publishing, and bibliographic networks : bibliographic resources --
Answering questions about anything and everything : encyclopedias --
Answering questions that requires handy facts : ready reference sources --
Answering questions about words : dictionaries --
Answering questions about events and issues, past and present : indexes and full-text databases --
Answering questions about health, law and business : special guidelines and sources --
Answering questions about geography, countries and travel : atlases, gazetteers, maps, geographic information systems and travel guides --
Answering questions about the lives of people : biographical information sources --
Answering questions about governments : government information sources --
When and how to use the internet as a reference tool --
Reader's advisory work / Cindy Orr --
Reference work with children and young adults / Meghan Harper --
Information literacy in the reference department --
Selecting and evaluating reference materials --
Ethics in reference / Angela Ecklund --
Managing reference departments --
Assessing and improving reference services --
Reference 2.0 --
The future of information service --
Appendix. RUSA outstanding reference sources 2007-2012.
Responsibility: Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath.

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