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Ensuring Library Services to Distance Students:   How to Find Book Reviews in Some Popular Databases   Fu Zhuo, Steve Walk...
Ensuring Library Services to Distance Students <ul><li>Part I. Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Part II. Advantages of searc...
Introduction <ul><li>As distance education increases in popularity, the number of courses offered also rises. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Altschiller, Donald., Sarah G. Wenzel and Diana Zabel. “Finding Book Reviews in Print and Online.”  Reference & Us...
Introduction  <ul><li>There are traditional and still useful ways to find book reviews through print sources </li></ul><ul...
Introduction <ul><li>How can librarians best use their institution’s electronic subscription databases for distance learni...
Advantages of Searching Book Reviews Online <ul><li>Saves Time </li></ul><ul><li>Saves Money </li></ul><ul><li>More Up to ...
Where are book reviews indexed as full-text?  <ul><li>Methodology:  </li></ul><ul><li>Checking list of periodicals in  Boo...
Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? <ul><li>Fulltext Sources Online; and jake </li></ul><ul><li>Database provider...
Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? <ul><li>Journal of Interdisciplinary History </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO: Academi...
Online Book Reviews <ul><li>There are many book reviews available online through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online bookstores ...
Designing Book Review Web Pages <ul><li>The three most important elements for finding a book review: </li></ul><ul><li>1. ...
Distance Learners Online <ul><li>Distance learners may not have at hand printed reference indexes in their library, but th...
A relevant book review webpage should: <ul><li>Be designed for distance learners so that they can directly access book rev...
Popular Book Review Periodicals <ul><li>Examples of popular book review periodicals available in full-text: </li></ul><ul>...
Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>Books in English are published worldwide each year and s...
Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>Among English language book reviews are those in Austral...
Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>One database with world coverage is Lexis-Nexis, which h...
Metasite <ul><li>Metasite: AcqWeb http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>acqweb/bookrev.html: </li></ul><...
Canadian Publications <ul><li>Other reviews are in Canadian publications. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li...
British Publications <ul><li>And some book reviews are in British publications. For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Economist <...
Summary <ul><li>“ There is little written, virtually nothing recently, on sources for finding book reviews. … the library ...
Summary <ul><li>By trying some of the popular online sources, students may find the desired book review in full-text.  </l...
Bibliography <ul><li>Altschiller, Donald., Sarah G. Wenzel and Diana  Zabel. “Finding Book Reviews in Print  and  Online.”...
Contact Information <ul><li>Fu Zhuo </li></ul><ul><li>James C. Kirkpatrick Library </li></ul><ul><li>Central Missouri Stat...
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  1. 1. Ensuring Library Services to Distance Students: How to Find Book Reviews in Some Popular Databases Fu Zhuo, Steve Walker, and Jenny Emanuel James C. Kirkpatrick Library Central Missouri State University
  2. 2. Ensuring Library Services to Distance Students <ul><li>Part I. Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Part II. Advantages of searching book reviews online </li></ul><ul><li>Part III. Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? </li></ul><ul><li>Part IV. Examples of book reviews in databases </li></ul><ul><li>Part V. Designing book review web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Part VI. Book review publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Part VII. Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>As distance education increases in popularity, the number of courses offered also rises. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding book reviews online is one of the areas where librarians are making an effort to help distance learning students. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Altschiller, Donald., Sarah G. Wenzel and Diana Zabel. “Finding Book Reviews in Print and Online.” Reference & User Services Quarterly vol. 42, issue 3 (2003): 193-205. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>There are traditional and still useful ways to find book reviews through print sources </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews can also be found online through databases </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>How can librarians best use their institution’s electronic subscription databases for distance learning students, who don’t have access to print sources? </li></ul><ul><li>How effectively can online book review tools replace print sources? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages of Searching Book Reviews Online <ul><li>Saves Time </li></ul><ul><li>Saves Money </li></ul><ul><li>More Up to Date </li></ul><ul><li>Broader Date Search </li></ul><ul><li>More Information </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged Chronologically </li></ul><ul><li>Alert Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Open 24-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Access </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Users </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? <ul><li>Methodology: </li></ul><ul><li>Checking list of periodicals in Book Review Index and Book Review Digest </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? <ul><li>Fulltext Sources Online; and jake </li></ul><ul><li>Database providers and time range covered in full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Other details: URLs and periodical embargoes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where are book reviews indexed as full-text? <ul><li>Journal of Interdisciplinary History </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO: Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>1998- </li></ul><ul><li>http://mitpress.mit.edu/jih </li></ul><ul><li>Delay of 12 Months due to publisher restriction. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Online Book Reviews <ul><li>There are many book reviews available online through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online bookstores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines (Google, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Designing Book Review Web Pages <ul><li>The three most important elements for finding a book review: </li></ul><ul><li>1. The full name of the book’s author </li></ul><ul><li>2. The exact title of the book </li></ul><ul><li>3. The year that the edition of the book was first published. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, identify the subject that the book review treats. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Distance Learners Online <ul><li>Distance learners may not have at hand printed reference indexes in their library, but they should have access to book reviews through its subscription databases. They may have to exercise judgment in determining the most useful databases to search. </li></ul>
  14. 14. A relevant book review webpage should: <ul><li>Be designed for distance learners so that they can directly access book review databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Have graphics and examples of finding book reviews online. </li></ul><ul><li>Have tutorial software, such as Camtasia, that can also be added to demonstrate examples. </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.cmsu.edu/tutorials/bookrev.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Popular Book Review Periodicals <ul><li>Examples of popular book review periodicals available in full-text: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Booklist </li></ul><ul><li>2. Choice </li></ul><ul><li>3. Kirkus Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>4. Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>5. New York Review of Books </li></ul><ul><li>6. New York Times Book Review </li></ul><ul><li>7. Publishers Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>8. TLS, the Time Literary Supplement </li></ul>
  16. 16. Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>Books in English are published worldwide each year and so are their reviews. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>Among English language book reviews are those in Australian publications. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, OzLife: Australian Biography Index at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ozlife has book reviews in major Australian newspapers and journals </li></ul>
  18. 18. Book Review Publications in Australia, Canada, and the UK <ul><li>One database with world coverage is Lexis-Nexis, which has a section dedicated to news. </li></ul><ul><li>The database includes the category Arts & Sports News. It has a sub-section, “Book, movie, music, & play reviews.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Metasite <ul><li>Metasite: AcqWeb http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>acqweb/bookrev.html: </li></ul><ul><li>1. General review sites for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>2. Individual titles from the popular press that contains book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>3. Scholarly and interdisciplinary titles </li></ul><ul><li>4.Electronic publications </li></ul>
  20. 20. Canadian Publications <ul><li>Other reviews are in Canadian publications. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Geographic </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO: Academic Search Premier and MasterFILE Elite </li></ul><ul><li>Both 1994- </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.canadiangeographic.ca </li></ul>
  21. 21. British Publications <ul><li>And some book reviews are in British publications. For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Economist </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO: Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Elite, and Business Source Premier </li></ul><ul><li>All 1990- </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.economist.com/ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Summary <ul><li>“ There is little written, virtually nothing recently, on sources for finding book reviews. … the library literature contains very few guides on the topic.” (Altschiller, Wenzel and Zabel 2003) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>By trying some of the popular online sources, students may find the desired book review in full-text. </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary information includes book title, author, publication information, and the discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Students need not depend on direct access to book review print sources. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Bibliography <ul><li>Altschiller, Donald., Sarah G. Wenzel and Diana Zabel. “Finding Book Reviews in Print and Online.” Reference & User Services Quarterly vol. 42, issue 3 (2003): 193-205. </li></ul><ul><li>Katz, William A. Introduction to Reference Work: Basic Information Services . 8 th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Slides at: http://library.cmsu.edu/tutorials/bookrev.ppt </li></ul>
  25. 25. Contact Information <ul><li>Fu Zhuo </li></ul><ul><li>James C. Kirkpatrick Library </li></ul><ul><li>Central Missouri State University </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: (660) 543-8128 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Walker </li></ul><ul><li>James C. Kirkpatrick Library </li></ul><ul><li>Central Missouri State University </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: (660) 543-8784 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Emanuel </li></ul><ul><li>James C. Kirkpatrick Library </li></ul><ul><li>Central Missouri State University </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: (660) 543-4148 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
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