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Wk 5 FSU SLIS Intro to Info Services: Books & Bibliographic Search at Florida's iSchool


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Week 5 of Intro to Information Services class on books & bibliographic sources by Dr, Lorri Mon at FSU SLIS, Florida's iSchool

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Wk 5 FSU SLIS Intro to Info Services: Books & Bibliographic Search at Florida's iSchool

  1. 1. “Books & Bibliographic Search” LIS 5603, Intro to Information Services Dr. Lorri Mon, FSU SLIS, Florida’s iSchool College of Communication & Information
  2. 2. Indexes/Databases by Subject FSU Libraries
  3. 3. Questions requiring Bibliographic Resources• I need the book The Pearl. 1. existence• I need books by S.R. Ranganathan. -- and -- 2. location• I need a book on bear attacks.• I need books by Native American authors.• I enjoyed Red Mars. What should I read next?• What was that book about the talking pig?• What’s the best selling novel right now?• Where can I find Caldecott award winners?• Where can I learn about The Great Gatsby?
  4. 4. Structure of Bibliographic Records100 1 Gibbons, Susan|q(Susan L.),|d1970-245 10 E-Book functionality :|bwhat libraries and their patrons want and expect from electronic books /|cSusan Gibbons, Thomas A. Peters, Robin Bryan260 Chicago ;|aLondon :|bAmerican Library Association,|cc2003300 iii, 138 p. ;|c28 cm440 0 LITA guides ;|v10500 Includes index650 0 Library users650 0 Libraries and students650 0 Electronic books|zUnited States650 0 Electronic information resource literacy700 1 Bryan, Robin700 1 Peters, Thomas A.,|d1957- Searching a surrogate; keyword search to subject heading MARC records
  5. 5. Where Catalogs – Location to Find ItCatalog characteristics: • “Holdings” of a library ( •Controlled language (shared/universal) FSU Catalog) •Standard classification •Call numbers – Of a regional consortium of •Locations libraries (UBorrow)ARCHIVES – a whole • Of a national library (LOC)collection of books, letters, – Of a nation’s libraries (manuscripts & photos can be national union catalog)listed as one item » Of libraries worldwide (e.g.,in a catalog (e.g. Archives-USA OCLC Worldcat), NUCMUC, Worldcat). “interlibrary loan or interlending” PLUS: fulltext subscription book collections: NetLibrary, ebrary, Safari
  6. 6. Uborrow (FL Statewide Union Catalog)
  7. 7. Library of Congress Catalog
  8. 8. NUCMUC –Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
  9. 9. OCLC FirstSearch WorldCat
  10. 10. Catalog Searching “concept analysis” General to Keyword Searching: Specific Unmarried AdultsLeads to Subject Heading: Can Use: Boolean operators, fielded Single People searching, nesting, proximity, wild cards, etc. Leads to LC call number area: HQ 800.4
  11. 11. Issues about Catalogs - Schemes S – Agriculture Library of Congress T – Technology U – Military Science A – General V – Naval Science B – Philosophy/Psych/Religion Z – Bibliography, Library Science C – Archaeology/Genealogy D – History: General/Old World Dewey Decimal E,F – History: America G – Geog, Anthro, Recreation 000 – General H – Social Science 100 – Philosophy J – Political Science 200 – Religion K – Law 300 – Social Science L – Education 400 – Language M – Music 500 – Natural Science N – Fine Arts 600 – Useful Arts P – Language & Literature 700 – Fine Arts Q – Science 800 – Literature R – Medicine 900 – History, BiographyDewey Decimal (1876) Classification
  12. 12. Dewey Decimal Classification Historic & geographic sociology Sociology Arabs & Maltese301.1543012917492705694 Palestine / Israel Opinions Ethnic region23-digit Dewey call number for:ARAB ATTITUDES TOWARD ISRAELby Yehoshafat Harkabi301.1543012917492705694Madison Public Library
  13. 13. Anatomy of a Call NumberJ=Political Y4=Congress. LC SuDOCScience House. Hearing. JK468.A8 G643 2002 Y 4.SCI 2:106-92 JK=Political institutions & public SCI=Committee administration, U.S. on Science.Location = Regular stacks; Reference stacks; Warehouse, etc.
  14. 14. Things Not in CatalogsMost OPACs date back to 1970’s-1980’s – downloadable MARC records.So – sometimes not in catalogs are: items in the collection predating the 1970’s;Special collections, rare and unusual items;Items with different cataloging systems for which MARC records were not available (e.g. state or city government documents)
  15. 15. Bibliographies - Existence What Exists• Works of scholarship and expertise• Respected, venerable source – “Guide to Reference Books”• Can be prescriptive as well as descriptive – Defining extent of a domain or topic – Identifying the most important works – Recommending content for a collection• Bibliographies … – and Bibliographies of BibliographiesExample of what can be found in bibliographies:A Bio-Bibliography of Native American Authors lists little-known published works by American Indian authors of the 1800’s and turn of the century.
  16. 16. Gale Literature Resource Center
  17. 17. Gale Books and Authors
  18. 18. Bowker Books in Print
  19. 19. Book Review Digest (in Ebsco),uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bqh
  20. 20. NetLibrary EbscoHost Ebooks
  21. 21. What Bibliographic Sources Exists • Bowker’s Books in Print • Book Review Digest • Encyclopedia Britannica (example: reviews of – bibliographies Faulkner’s The Sound • Reader’s Advisory & The Fury, 1929) Sources ( • Gale Literature What Do I Read Next Resource Center ?, • Gale Books and etc.) Authors • Library catalogs & • NetLibrary, Amazon, union catalogs Google Books, (WorldCat) HathiTrust (etc.)Contemporary Authors, Something About the Author, and other bio sources onauthors may include writings, contact info, biographic information and literary reviews
  22. 22. Amazon
  23. 23. Amazon Advanced Search
  24. 24. Google Books Note the “Get this Book in Print” link
  25. 25. AllReaders
  26. 26. Next Due Dates• Mon, Oct 8: Question Set (email to instructor) Answering each question with 3 different sources: web, index, books/bibliographic• Mon, Oct 15: IPL2 Question #1 (first “real user” question