ERIC Number: ED250013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-24
Reference Count: 0
The Social Science Bibliographer as Detective: Selection Strategies for the Social Sciences.
Shapiro, Beth J.
This paper equates the variety of methods a social science bibliographer must use to build a useful and valuable research collection with the multiple approaches employed by detectives to solve crimes. Before presenting a sampling of strategies used by social science bibliographers, the paper defines the core disciplines of the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, history); suggests numerous applied social science fields (law, business and management, education, social work, urban planning, and criminal justice); and discusses multi-disciplinary fields (ethnic studies, women's studies, communication arts, and policy sciences). The bibliographic structure of the social science literature is briefly discussed and a more detailed review of tools to be used in the selection and acquisition of library materials is provided. This section is divided by types of materials: monographs, periodicals, proceedings and conference papers, alternative and non-traditional materials, and government publications and report literature. (THC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Selection Tools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association (Dallas, TX, June 24, 1984).