What is a bibliography?
Strictly speaking, a systematic list or
enumeration of written works by a
specific author or on a given subject, or that share
one or more common characteristics (language,
form, period, place of publication, etc.). When a
bibliography is about a person, the subject is the
bibliographee. A bibliography may be
comprehensive or selective. Long bibliographies
may be published serially or in book form. The
person responsible for compiling a bibliography is
Bibliographies in school libraries?
Librarian-created for book clubs, summer
reading, teachers, etc.
Bibliographies in school libraries?
Collection development resources
index from ODLIS
• An alphabetically arranged list of headings consisting of the
personal names, places, and subjects treated in a written work,
with page numbers to refer the reader to the point in the text at
which information pertaining to the heading is found.
• Also refers to an open-end finding guide to the literature of an
academic field or discipline (example: Philosopher's Index), to
works of a specific literary form (Biography Index) or
published in a specific format (Reader's Guide to Periodical
Literature), or to the analyzed contents of a serial publication
(New York Times Index). Indexes of this kind are usually issued
in monthly or quarterly paperback supplements, cumulated
Specific type of index?
periodical index from ODLIS
A cumulative list of periodical articles in which the
citations are entered by subject (or in classified
arrangement) and sometimes under the author's last
name, separately or in a single alphabetic sequence.
Periodical indexes may be general (example: Reader's
Guide to Periodical Literature), devoted to a specific
academic discipline (Education Index) or group of
disciplines (Humanities Index), or limited to a particular
type of publication (Alternative Press Index). In libraries,
periodical indexes are available in print and as
bibliographic databases, online or on CD-ROM.
More familiar term now
Database availability in KY schools?
Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the
Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated
to supplying all Kentuckians with a
comprehensive and dynamic collection of
information resources. We strive for equitable
access to quality library and information
resources for all Kentuckians. We see ourselves
as partners to Kentucky's educational
institutions and are here to support information
literacy and lifelong learning.
• about KYVL
An important point
Membership to KYVL – Why bother?
Posted: May 1st, 2012 | By: Enid [Wohlstein, Director of KYVL]
You must be a KYVL member to access the KYVL research
databases. For these subscriptions, the Council on
Postsecondary Education [KYVL’s parent agency] and the
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA)
subsidize your library’s access with over $1 million in
Individual districts and libraries would spend far more
subscribing to these resources independently — over $20
million retail annually. The ability to negotiate state-wide
access results in substantial savings for our state and ensures
equal access to information for all Kentuckians.
More on KYVL membership
Opting-out removes access
Each district, each public library or college that chooses
to opt out of KYVL will impact the cost for everyone. Full
participation from the school districts, public libraries
and universities lowers the costs to each member — the
more participation, the greater the distribution of costs.
Public libraries in many counties are already struggling
and may not have adequate hours, technology, or staffing
to handle higher costs for online resources and delivery of
interlibrary loan materials. Without an active
subscription to KYVL, a library will not be licensed to
supply KYVL credentials to its users.
Does your district have membership?
• Membership to KYVL – Why bother?