ERIC Number: ED426696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers. Fifth Edition.
Safford, Barbara Ripp
This publication lists current reference sources that serve the information needs of school library users, including books, CD-ROMs, and World Wide Web sources in all curricular and some extracurricular areas. Criteria for selection include usefulness for curricular applications by elementary and secondary students and teachers, interest for students, readability, clarity of appearance and text, and accuracy and currency of information. A total of 1,672 entries are organized in the following categories: (1) collection management tools; (2) reference; (3) social sciences, including anthropology, biography, business/economics, careers, consumer information, current social issues, education, ethnic minorities, etiquette, genealogy/personal names, geography/world studies, handicapped, history, hobbies/games, holidays/special days, law, library science, military science, occult/unexplained phenomena, political science, psychology, sociology, sports, statistics, and women's studies; (4) humanities, including literature for children and young adults, communication, decorative arts, film study, fine arts, language, literature, music, mythology/folklore, philosophy, quotations, religion, and theater/dance; and (5) science and technology, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computers/electronics, earth sciences, food/nutrition, health/family, mathematics, natural resource/environmental sciences, pets, physics, science/technology in general, transportation, and zoology. Each entry provides complete bibliographic data, a grade level code, an annotation, and citations to reviews. All titles cited are recommended, and those of exceptional merit are noted. Author/title and subject indexes are included. (DLS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Media, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Materials, Optical Data Disks, Reference Materials, School Libraries, Secondary School Curriculum, Selection Tools, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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