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Library and Information Science

This is a guide for research in Library and Information Science.



This guide is your starting place for research in Library and Information Science.  In it, you will find library resources and high-quality web resources related to:

And course-specific content for core requirements:

Please contact me, if I can help you.  

Rachael Clark

This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in the School of Library and Information Science.

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Summon allows you to search almost all of the library's full-text resources simultaneously. It can be a good place to start your search. The Powerpoint below provides a brief overview on using Summon and the short video demonstrates advanced search techniques.  Use the search box to give it a try!

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Basic Reference and Research Titles

The Elements of Library Research by Mary W. George; Mary W. W. George

This book introduces students to the information-seeking process. It focuses on basic concepts, strategies, tools, and tactics for research--in both electronic and print formats.

eBook, requires WSU Access ID & Password

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences by Marcia J. Bates; Mary Niles Maack

The third edition reflects the growing convergence among the several disciplines that concern themselves with information and the cultural record. Covered are archives, museum studies, informatics, information systems, knowledge management, records management, document and genre theory, bibliography, and social studies of information, in addition to library and information science.

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Librarian's Guide to Online Searching by Suzanne S. Bell

Strategies and tools for efficient online searching in this guide to commonly available subject databases. Sample exercises and questions to test searching skills are based on real-world problems.

eBook, requires WSU Access ID & Password

Online Searching by Karen Markey

A complete guide for the aspiring expert searcher, explaining important online searching concepts and practices, demonstrating them visually in figures and videos, and inviting you to get hands-on practice by completing its end-of-the-chapter questions and comparing your online experiences with its suggested answers.

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School of Information Sciences

The Rose Ellias Carp Endowed Fund - New Books

The Rose Ellias Carp Endowed Fund was established to support the purchase, maintenance and preservation of books, works, collection or other materials on or related to the subject of library and information science.  Mrs. Carp, a graduate of the Wayne University College of Education, was a librarian with the Detroit Public Schools.
Since its founding, this generous gift enabled the purchase of more than seventy new titles.  Please browse the most recent additions to the collection: 

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