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Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips

ISBN-10: 1586835289
ISBN-13: 9781586835286
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 1/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

What is Reference All About?
Reference and the School Library: An Overview
Introduction
Information Inquiry and Reference Services
The Reference Process
Reference, Information Literacy, and Information Inquiry
Information Inquiry, Standards for the 21st-century Learner, and the Common Core Curriculum Standards
Research Problem-Solving Processes and Models
The Information-Seeking Process and Developmental Issues
Reference and the Technology Connection
Conclusion
Useful Web Sites
Selection, Evaluation, and Maintenance of the Reference Collection
Introduction
What Do You Need?-The Selection Process
How Do You Know If It's Good?-The Evaluation Process
Content Scope
Accuracy, Authority, and Bias
Arrangement and Presentation
Relation to Similar Works
Timeliness and Permanence
Accessibility / Diversity
Cost
Collection Organization and Maintenance
Conclusion
Nuts and Bolts
Bibliographies
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
Webliography
Directories, Almanacs, Yearbooks, and Handbooks
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
Factbooks
Directories
Almanacs
Yearbooks
Handbooks
Webliography
Biographical Sources
Introduction
Types of Biographical Sources
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
Current Biographical Dictionaries
Native American Biography Sources and Literary Criticism
Retrospective Biographical Dictionaries
Conclusion
Webliography and Additional Examples of Online Biographical Resources
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
English Language Dictionaries
Foreign Language Dictionaries
Historical Dictionaries
Slang and Dialect Dictionaries
Thesauri
Specialty Dictionaries
Webliography
Encyclopedias
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
General Encyclopedias
Single Volume Encyclopedias
Subject Encyclopedias
Useful Web Sites
Geographical Sources
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
Current World Atlases
Historical Atlases
Thematic Atlases
Maps
Gazetteers and Other Geographical Sources
Additional Online Geographical Resources
Webliography
Electronic Indexes and Abstracts; Periodical and Specialized Databases
Introduction
Evaluation and Selection
Basic Sources
Online Periodical Indexes
Specialized Indexes and Databases
Webliography
The Art of Questioning
The Reference Interview
Introduction
The Patron-The Student
The Setting
You-The School Library Media Specialist
Questions and Questioning
Types of Reference Interviews
Conclusion
Reference and the Web
The Web in Today's Reference Services
Introduction
Search Engines
Electronic Resources, Searching Strategies, and Tips
Evaluating Electronic Resources
School Library Reference Services in the Digital Age
Balancing Print and Electronic Reference Resources
Changing the Size and Focus of the Media Center Reference Collection
Transforming the Reference Shelf into a 21st-Century Exploratorium
Useful Web sites
Scenarios and Exercises for School Librarians
Introduction
Special Notes for Instructors
Scenarios and Exercises
Scenario (Elementary School): Famous First Facts
Exercise (Elementary School): Planning a Search
Scenario (Middle School): Evaluation of Electronic Information
Exercise (Middle School): Online Database
Exercise (High School): Research Skills
Exercise (High School): Bogus Web Sites
Appendix: Publisher Information
Glossary
Works Cited
Index

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