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Library and Information Science
Prepared by Karilyn Jaap
General material on this subject can be found in the basic classification Z665 – Z1010. Listed below is a sampling of reference materials (located on the first floor) covering the topic; circulating items are on the third floor of the library. Note that these materials pertain only to Poynter Library’s holdings; Tampa’s collection is not reflected here.
DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science. REF Z1006 .A48 1983.
Gives an alphabetical list of “standard terminology, or a set of terms, which will enable librarians and other information scientists better to communicate with each other and with specialists in related fields.”
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. REF Z1006 .E57.
An ongoing work, international in scope, on all aspects of library and book work. Entries are lengthy, signed, and carry bibliographies. Includes biographies of deceased persons who made significant contributions to the field. Volumes 1-45 (encompassing supplements 1-10) are indexed in volumes 46-47. Articles in volumes 48-72 are indexed in volume 73. A four-volume second edition (2003) updates the first and is also available online (Libraries of the USF System → Reference Resources → Encyclopedias).
American Library Directory. 2 v. Annual. REF Z731 .A53.
Volume 1 gives descriptions of U. S. libraries arranged alphabetically by state and city. Volume 2 lists Canadian libraries, similarly arranged, plus cooperatives, library schools, state library agencies, and other specialized organizations. Indexes of organizations and personnel are at the back.
Florida Library Directory With Statistics. Annual. REF Z732 .F5F5.
Alphabetical list of state library organizations and councils, followed by a directory of libraries divided by type. Public library statistics are summarized and then itemized into ten data tables. A personal and county index are at the back.
HANDBOOKS & MANUALS
Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac. Annual. REF Z731 .B6. Index Table L.
Provides descriptive, statistical, and directory information about libraries and publishing. Appendices at the back list NISO standards, a calendar, acronyms, an organization index, and a subject index.
Guide to the Use of Libraries and Information Sources. REF Z710 .G27 1994.
Written by Jean Key Gates, a distinguished professor of library science at USF for many years. Provides a basic introduction to the resources and characteristics of libraries. Gives annotated lists of standard reference works. A final chapter offers guidance in the preparation of research papers. Subject and title indexes at the back.
Introduction to Reference Work. 2 v. Z711 .K32 2002.
A standard textbook and handbook for reference services written by William Katz. The first volume discusses reference works grouped by form; the second covers principles and practices. Each volume carries its own index.
Reader’s Adviser. 6 v. REF Z1035 .R4 1994.
Annotated lists, prefaced by introductory material, of the best books in specified subject areas. Each topic is overseen by a group of subject specialists. Each volume is separately indexed; volume 6 carries a directory of publishers plus cumulative name, title, and subject indexes.
Whole Library Handbook. REF Z665.2 .E24 1991.
A compendium of various facts and figures about libraries and librarians. Ten sections include issues facing the profession and a “librariana” chapter with anecdotes and a miscellany of trivia. Index at the back.
Current subject indexes are alphabetical by title online under Databases through the Libraries of the USF System web site. To see a list of appropriate databases in a topical area, click on By Subject Category in the Find Databases screen. Older print editions are behind the Zs on the Reference shelves labeled “Index Rows A-D.”
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). 1967 to date. Libraries of the USF System
ERIC combines two separate indexing/abstracting services: CIJE [Current Index to Journals in Education] and RIE [Resources in Education]. CIJE indexes over 800 education journals; about 30% of these are available at Poynter Library; most of the remainder can be found in Tampa. RIE indexes a variety of education documents not available through normal publishing channels. These include pamphlets, research reports, theses, conference papers, government documents and other hard-to-find peripheral materials produced in educational fields. All RIE documents are available at Poynter Library in microfiche; in addition, documents published since 1996 can be accessed full text online. ERIC is a good source for items on libraries and librarianship.
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA). 1965 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Indexes over 600 relevant periodicals plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings.
Library Literature. 1958-1996. Index Row C. 1984 to date.
Indexes over 220 core periodicals plus selected monographs. This index is now available online through Library Literature below.
Library Literature and Information Science Full Text. 1984 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Gives citations for key periodicals in the field; full-text coverage for selected periodicals begins with 1997 issues. In addition, books, conference proceedings, theses, and pamphlets are also indexed.
LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts. 1969 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Gives citations and abstracts for over 550 international periodicals germane to the field.
Against the Grain. Print: 1999 to date. Refereed.
American Libraries. Print: 1978 to date. Online: 1983 to date.
College & Research Libraries. Print: 1971 to date. Online: 1998 to date. Refereed.
College & Research Libraries News. Print: 1971 to date. Online: 1998 to date.
Computers in Libraries. Print: 1989 to date. Online: 1996 to date.
EContent. Print: 1999 to date. Online: 1992 to date.
Information Today. Print: Latest year only. Online: 1988 to date.
Journal of Academic Librarianship. Print: 1975 to date. Online: 1996 to date. Refereed.
Library Administration and Management. Online: 1998 to date.
Library & Information Science Research Online. Online: 1994 to date. Refereed.
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services. Online: 1999 to date. Refereed.
Library Computing. Online: 1994 to date.
Library Journal. Print: 1960 to date. Online: 1996 to date.
Library Management. Online: 1989 to date.
Library Philosophy and Practice. Online: 1998 to date. Refereed.
Library Quarterly. Print: 1970 to date. Online: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Library Resources & Technical Services. Online: 1998 to date. Refereed.
Library Review. Online: 1989 to date.
Library Technology Reports. Print: Latest five years. Online: 1992 to date.
Library Trends. Print: 1971 to date. Online: 1992 to date.
Reference & User Services Quarterly. Print: 1997 to date. Online: 1997 to date. Refereed.
RS: Research Strategies. Print: 1983 to date. Refereed.
U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian. Print: 1990 to date.
GENERAL MATERIALS USEFUL FOR ANY LIBRARIAN
American Book Publishing Record (ABPR). 1950 to date. REF Z1201 .A52.
American Reference Books Annual. 1971 to date. REF Z1035.1 .A55.
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. REF Z694.15 .A56A53.
Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index. Devised by Melvil Dewey. REF Z696 .D52.
Guide to Reference Books. REF Z1035.1 .G89 1996.
Library of Congress Classification. REF Z696 .U5
Library of Congress Subject Headings. REF Z695 .L524a (latest ed., Index Table K)
Magazines for Libraries [also known as “Katz”]. REF PN4832 .K2. Index Table L.
Sears List of Subject Headings. REF Z695 .S43.
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Annual. REF HA202 .U5 (latest ed., Index Table K). Libraries of the USF System, Reference Resources. Statistical Sources.
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. REF Z6941 .U4. Index Table K. Libraries of the USF System
World Almanac. Annual. REF AY67 .N5W7. Libraries of the USF System