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ERIC Number: ED534861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1087-0
Fundamentals of Reference
Mulac, Carolyn M.
ALA Editions
The all-in-one "Reference reference" you've been waiting for, this invaluable book offers a concise introduction to reference sources and services for a variety of readers, from library staff members who are asked to work in the reference department to managers and others who wish to familiarize themselves with this important area of librarianship. Written in an accessible style and designed for everyday use, it presents an overview of the basic tools and techniques of reference work, including: (1) "Reference Services," a section addressing such important topics as telephone reference, the reference interview, and electronic reference; (2) "Reference Sources," chapters which focus on types of reference tools, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, and almanacs; and (3) Appendixes with key documents prepared by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and an annotated bibliography. An excellent training tool for both new and experienced staff, "Fundamentals of Reference" will quickly become your fundamental reference!
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association