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  1. 1. Lahore Business School Library Assessment Library Services Contacts University of Lahore 1-Km Defence Road (Off-Raiwind Road) Phone #: +92 (0) 42 5321456-60 Ext: 264 & 120 Fax #: +92 (0) 42 5321760E-mail: Rakhshandkokab@uol.edu.pk & Aneelazahid@uol.edu.pk 1
  2. 2. Introduction:LBS support its academic programs and research initiatives through an automated library,on-site collections and a variety of online services. LBS library is an indispensable sourceof information and one of the good working libraries of Pakistan.Official website Lahore Business School:http://www.lbs.edu.pk/Lahore Business School Library Website:http://lbslibrary.weebly.com/Library Collection:Total Collection = 5222 (Books + CDs)Major Subjects QtyMarketing 372 BooksManagement 1013 BooksHRM 135 Books 207 BooksFinanceBusiness 570 BooksEconomics 317 BooksSitting Capacity:For Students: 110 studentsFor Staff: 57 staff membersJournals section Sitting Capacity: 20 students 2
  3. 3. National & International Journals Subscribed National Subscribed Journals / Magazine @ LBS Library1)Journal/Magazine Name: The Lahore journal of economics Frequency: Bi-annually Publisher: Lahore school of economic Category: Economic journal Scope: Focusing on the areas of economics, finance, economic history, and socio economic issues2)Journal/Magazine Name: Pakistan & Gulf EconomistFrequency: WeeklyPublisher: Economist publishing LtdCategory: Business magazineScope: Information technology, stock market, economy, automobile and search.3)Journal/Magazine Name: Pakistan Development ReviewFrequency: QuarterlyPublisher: Pakistan Institute of Development and EconomicsCategory: Business magazineScope: Trends in Polarisation in Pakistan, gender analysis, political services4)Journal/Magazine Name: Marketing ReviewFrequency: QuarterlyPublisher: Marketing Association of PakistanCategory: Business and economic journal magazine Scope: Banking, pricing, economic and e-business5)Journal/Magazine Name: Manager TodayFrequency: BimonthlyPublisher: Manager Today/ Leading EdgeCategory: Management JournalScope: Management, Exclusive interviews, Human resource, economy6)Journal/Magazine Name: Economic OutlookFrequency: MonthlyPublisher: Pakistan International PressCategory: Economic JournalScope: Economics, Finance, Banking etc 3
  4. 4. International Subscribed Journals / Magazine @ LBS Library7)Journal / Magazine Name: Harvard Business ReviewFrequency: MonthlyCategory: Business MagazinePublisher: Harvard Business SchoolScope: Business Management Studies, Business articles,Case Studies, Leadership, Business Resources, etc. 8)Journal / Magazine Name: Business Week Frequency: Weekly Category: Business Magazine Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc. Scope: Companies, Technology, Innovation, Management, Small Biz, Investing, etc.9)Journal / Magazine Name: The EconomistFrequency: WeeklyCategory: Business Magazine Publisher: The Economist Newspapers Ltd. Scope: World Politics, Special Reports, Economics, Finance, Business, Science, etc.10)Journal / Magazine Name: Business Economics Frequency: Quarterly Category: Business Magazine Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Scope: Cognitive analysis and insightful commentary, Economics, Finance, Business11)Journal / Magazine Name: Euromoney Frequency: Quarterly Category: Business Magazine Publisher: Neil Osborn Scope: Economics, Finance, Business, Banking and wealth management12)Journal / Magazine Name: International Journal of Management Frequency:QuarterlyCategory: Management Magazine 4
  5. 5. Publisher: Minster PressScope: Quality management, Finance management,Accounting, Operation Management13)Journal / Magazine Name: Journal of Management Frequency: Quarterly Category: Management Magazine Publisher: Sage Publication Scope: Strategic management, Finance management, Organizational management theory14)Journal / Magazine Name: Strategy + BusinessFrequency: QuarterlyCategory: Business MagazinePublisher: international management consulting firm Scope: Management, Business and Marketing etc.15)Journal / Magazine Name: Quality Management Journal Frequency: QuarterlyCategory: Management Magazine Publisher: American Society For Quality Scope: Management, Quality management , and management related issues.16)Journal / Magazine Name: Academy of Management JournalFrequency: BimonthlyCategory: Management MagazinePublisher: Academy Of ManagementScope: Management, Research related articles and management related issuesOnline resources:a)UOL Online resources:i)JSTOR: JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarshipand teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across thehumanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and othermaterials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Beginning in 2011, current issues for morethan 150 journals will be available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program. 5
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  24. 24. A feature of the American Memory collections of the Library of Congress. A specialhistorical, primary source feature for each day of the year.The Writers AlmanacWeb page and resources from Keillors daily program of poetry and history, heard eachday on public radio stations throughout the country. Read and hear the program,including full-text poetry.BiographyBiographical DictionaryVery brief descriptions of over 18,000 people who have helped shape our earth.4000 Years of Women in ScienceBiographies of women in the sciences.Biography.comContains over 25,000 biographiesCelebrities (Mr. ShowBiz)Find out about famous people here! Articles and pictures on the celebrities we all knowand want to know about.Conversations With HistoryDistinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and theirwork.Classical Composer BiographiesSelected classical composers lives are documented here.Distinguished Women of Past and Present"This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many differentways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rightscrusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago andsome are living today."Lives, the Biography ResourceLinks to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives,oral histories and more."Outline of American History BiographiesThe biographies included in the hypertext book about American History. 24
  25. 25. WIC Biography IndexLinks to biographical information about various "women of accomlishment". Created bythe Womens International Center.The World Biographical Index Searcher"This database is based on the 5th edition of the World Biographical Index containingabout 2,4 million short biographical entries for eminent individuals who lived in Northand South America, Western and Central Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania.This edition is also a compiled index to many biographical archives."CalendarUseful site which allows to view calendar for the present year, as well as past and futureyears.Calendar and DateInterfaith CalendarProvides detail of sacred days and holidays of different religions including, Islam,Christianity, Jewish, Hinduism, Sikhism etc.Islamic CalendarTime and DateDictionaries, thesaurusesSee these sub-sections:General Dictionaries | Specialized Dictionaries | Foreign Languages Latin Language| Urdu DictionariesGeneral DictionariesCambridge Dictionaries online ©Three different Cambridge dictionaries may be searched from this site: InternationalDictionary of English, Dictionary of American English, and the Learners Dictionary.Dictionaries and ThesaurusesA handy collection of online dictionaries and thesauruses to aid you in your research and 25
  26. 26. writing! Included dictionaries for foreign languages as well! (From the University ofTexas at Austin.)Specialized DictionariesA.K.A. (Author Pseudonyms)Here is where you go to find out the real name of an author who is using an alias(pseudonym). As of 9/26/01 there were 10,982 entries (3,924 real + 7,058 pseudo)listed.The American Heritage® Book of English UsageA source of information on "grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, socialgroups and scientific forms."Artlex Dictionary of Visual TermsFind out about terms and words used in the art world, including "definitions of more than3,100 terms here, along with numerous illustrations, pronunciation notes, greatquotations, and links to other resources on the Web."A Basic Dictionary of ASL TermsHere are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying tocommunicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. Also included is the basicalphabet and numbers 1-10.Connected Thesaurus (Lexical FreeNet)"Allows you to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. It is acombination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator." Funto play with: Includes related word browsing links.A Dictionary of Units of MeasurementHelpful for converting units of measurement.Dictionary Links (Specialized-- Human-Languages Page)Dictionaries dealing with specific subjects and areas of interest are listed and linked here,as well as general dictionaries.The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Hypertext Ed)"This classic work of reference - described as a browsers joy - has been in populardemand since 1870. The Dictionary is extensively cross referenced, lending itself ideally,to the hypertext environment. This First Hypertext Edition is taken from Dr. Brewerssubstantially revised and extended edition of 1894." 26
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  29. 29. Latin Phrases Used In EnglishPhrases in latin, with translations into English, filed alphabetically.Search for Latin dictionary entries in Latin!Search for Latin words and their meanings in another searcher from Project Perseus,which specializes in classical languages and texts.Urdu DictionariesLanguage Dictionaries and Translatorswww.urduword.comEnglish Urdu Dictionarieswww.urduseek.com Online English Urdu Dictionaryhttp://www.ijunoon.net/urdudic/mean.asp Urdu DictionaryThesaurusRogets thesaurus onlineSchools online thesaurusThesaurus.ComFreeality.ComThesaurus.Co.UkFlorida Environments Online ThesaurusEncarta ThesaurusHAPI online ThesaurusEncyclopedias,General and SpecializedGeneralEncyclopedias 29
  30. 30. Columbia EncyclopediaContains "nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vastrange of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references."Encyclopedia BritannicaExplore art, history, science, and other topics with Encyclopedia BritannicasEncarta Encyclopedia (Free Version)This is a scaled down version of the commercial version, but still worth checking if youdont have access to a full version.Funk and WagnallsIn addition to the encyclopedia, this reference site includes a dictionary, thesaurus, worldatlas, animal book, media gallery (with images, speeches, sound bites), and newssections.Infoplease Encyclopedia and DictionaryA combined small encyclopedia and dictionary.L1 Kids Encyclopaedia (Homework Helper)If the other encyclopedias are over your head, you may want to give this one a try,designed for the younger student.Specialized EncyclopediasArt | History, Law & Social Science | Religion & Mythology | Science |TechnologyArtArtcyclopediaOffers "a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites,image archives....have now indexed 700 leading arts sites, and offer more than 24,000links directly to an estimated 80,000 works by 7,000 different artists." Search or browseby movement, medium, name of artist, nationality, etc.Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols"Symbols.Com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups 30
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  38. 38. GazetteersThere are many types of gazetteers, and a number of the various types are linkedbelow. Take a look at them!U.S. GazetteerFind geographic facts about places in the U.S.The World GazetteerOffers current population figures for cities, towns and places of all countries.Other Typical GazetteersAlexandria Digital Library Gazetteer ServerGetty Thesaurus of Geographic Names(Research at the Getty)The Global Gazetteer: 4 million places on fileWorld Gazetteer: population figures for cities, towns and placesBill Thayers Gazetteer of EuropeAstronomical GazetteersThe Galactic GazetteerPlanetary Nomenclature IntroductionHistorical GazetteersA Roman GazetteerGazetteer to Locations in The Political GraveyardMythology GazetteersA Gazetteer of Arthurian SitesThe Gazetteer of Mysterious Britain 38
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  45. 45. WIC Biography IndexLinks to biographical information about various "women of accomlishment". Created bythe Womens International Center.The World Biographical Index Searcher"This database is based on the 5th edition of the World Biographical Index containingabout 2,4 million short biographical entries for eminent individuals who lived in Northand South America, Western and Central Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania.This edition is also a compiled index to many biographical archives."CalendarUseful site which allows to view calendar for the present year, as well as past and futureyears.Calendar and DateInterfaith CalendarProvides detail of sacred days and holidays of different religions including, Islam,Christianity, Jewish, Hinduism, Sikhism etc.Islamic CalendarTime and DateDictionaries, thesaurusesSee these sub-sections:General Dictionaries | Specialized Dictionaries | Foreign Languages Latin Language| Urdu DictionariesGeneral DictionariesCambridge Dictionaries online ©Three different Cambridge dictionaries may be searched from this site: InternationalDictionary of English, Dictionary of American English, and the Learners Dictionary.Dictionaries and Thesauruses 45
  46. 46. A handy collection of online dictionaries and thesauruses to aid you in your research andwriting! Included dictionaries for foreign languages as well! (From the University ofTexas at Austin.)Specialized DictionariesA.K.A. (Author Pseudonyms)Here is where you go to find out the real name of an author who is using an alias(pseudonym). As of 9/26/01 there were 10,982 entries (3,924 real + 7,058 pseudo)listed.The American Heritage® Book of English UsageA source of information on "grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, socialgroups and scientific forms."Artlex Dictionary of Visual TermsFind out about terms and words used in the art world, including "definitions of more than3,100 terms here, along with numerous illustrations, pronunciation notes, greatquotations, and links to other resources on the Web."A Basic Dictionary of ASL TermsHere are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying tocommunicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. Also included is the basicalphabet and numbers 1-10.Connected Thesaurus (Lexical FreeNet)"Allows you to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. It is acombination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator." Funto play with: Includes related word browsing links.A Dictionary of Units of MeasurementHelpful for converting units of measurement.Dictionary Links (Specialized-- Human-Languages Page)Dictionaries dealing with specific subjects and areas of interest are listed and linked here,as well as general dictionaries.The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Hypertext Ed)"This classic work of reference - described as a browsers joy - has been in populardemand since 1870. The Dictionary is extensively cross referenced, lending itself ideally,to the hypertext environment. This First Hypertext Edition is taken from Dr. Brewers 46
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  48. 48. WWWebster DictionaryAn excellent hypertext, online dictionary, offered by the Merriam-Webster Company, awell known publisher of reference books.What?is.comSpecialized dictionary on Information Technology, and explains the meaning of words,but also includes concepts and phrases.Foreign Language DictionariesChinese-English Dictionary"Provides a searchable interface.... by Chinese (using either the Big5, or GB encodings),pinyin, or English."Dictionary of SpanishTranslate words to-and-from English and Spanish.Hmong-English DictionaryAn online dictionary which translates common Hmong words to English. Arrangedalphabetically, by the Hmong word. Click on the word, and have it translated to English.Spanish-English On-line DictionaryTranslate (with definitions provided) from English to Spanish. This is part of TravlangsTranslating Dictionaries, which has dictionaries for many languages.WordReference.com Online German, Spanish, French and Italian DictionariesA dictionary publisher provides dictionaries from several of the worlds languages.Translates both directions.Latin Dictionary ResourcesEnglish-Latin Word SearchSearch for Latin words and their meanings in this searcher from Project Perseus, whichspecializes in classical languages and texts.Latin Dictionary and Grammar AidSee the "Latin Wordlist and Grammar Aid" section, down near the middle of the page,for help in translating from Latin.Latin Language and Literature 48
  49. 49. Links to dictionaries and other aids to learning and translating from the Latin language.Latin Phrases Used In EnglishPhrases in latin, with translations into English, filed alphabetically.Search for Latin dictionary entries in Latin!Search for Latin words and their meanings in another searcher from Project Perseus,which specializes in classical languages and texts.Urdu DictionariesLanguage Dictionaries and Translatorswww.urduword.comEnglish Urdu Dictionarieswww.urduseek.com Online English Urdu Dictionaryhttp://www.ijunoon.net/urdudic/mean.asp Urdu DictionaryThesaurusRogets thesaurus onlineSchools online thesaurusThesaurus.ComFreeality.ComThesaurus.Co.UkFlorida Environments Online ThesaurusEncarta ThesaurusHAPI online ThesaurusEncyclopedias,General and SpecializedGeneral 49
  50. 50. EncyclopediasColumbia EncyclopediaContains "nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vastrange of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references."Encyclopedia BritannicaExplore art, history, science, and other topics with Encyclopedia BritannicasEncarta Encyclopedia (Free Version)This is a scaled down version of the commercial version, but still worth checking if youdont have access to a full version.Funk and WagnallsIn addition to the encyclopedia, this reference site includes a dictionary, thesaurus, worldatlas, animal book, media gallery (with images, speeches, sound bites), and newssections.Infoplease Encyclopedia and DictionaryA combined small encyclopedia and dictionary.L1 Kids Encyclopaedia (Homework Helper)If the other encyclopedias are over your head, you may want to give this one a try,designed for the younger student.Specialized EncyclopediasArt | History, Law & Social Science | Religion & Mythology | Science |TechnologyArtArtcyclopediaOffers "a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites,image archives....have now indexed 700 leading arts sites, and offer more than 24,000links directly to an estimated 80,000 works by 7,000 different artists." Search or browseby movement, medium, name of artist, nationality, etc. 50
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  54. 54. AssociationCentral.comA Web portal for all things association-related! Find out about groups, organization andassociations dedicated to a wide range of topics and interests.AwardWeb: Collections of Literary Award InformationLists of science fiction literary award winners. "The emphasis is science fiction awards,but youll find other literary awards as well."BookBrowse"A site dedicated to reading, which offers fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcomingtitles, author information and much more."CIA Kids Secret ZoneHistory, Geography, and the World Factbook presented by the U.S. Central IntellihenceAgency, designed especially for kids!The CIA World FactbookWide variety of information about countries of the world, including maps, prepared bythe U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.CNN Travel GuideMaps, city guides, travel directions and much more travel information is offered here byCNN.Cagles Professional Cartoonists IndexA very large, well-organized and indexed collection of editorial cartoons.Calendar ConversionsThere are many different calendars in use. This converter converts one into another.Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign GovernmentsIf you want to know who the top government officials are in any country of the world,please look at this page. It is offered by the CIA!Cliché FinderLooking for a "well worn phrase"? "Over 3,300 clichés indexed!"Ethnologue: Languages of the WorldFind information about the 6,800 main languages plus 41,000 alternate names anddialects languages by the many peoples of the world, organized by maps and charts, withdescriptions and other helpful data. 54
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  56. 56. Excellent collection of the great poets of the English language, courtesy of IanLancashire. Poetry has been selected with editorial comments by members of theDepartment of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to 1996. Included is anextensive collection of criticism, both in verse and prose forms. The works are indexedby poet, title, date, keyword and first line.Roberts Rules of Order RevisedThe copyright on the original 1915 version has expired. However, the modifications andenhancements to this work are Copyright © 1996 Constitution Society.Stock Market Fact Book (NYSE)"The Fact Book delivers the year in review. Read about trends, market performance, theglobal marketplace and the happenings of our listed companies."Telephone DirectoriesAn index of online phone books, with links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, BusinessDirectories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 150 countries all around theworld.Toll Free: The Internet 800 DirectorySearch this database for toll-free phone numbers according to the subject or service thatyou are interested in. Allows you to narrow down to a single state.The Tree of Life"A collection of over 1,380 World Wide Web pages containing information about thediversity of life, authored by biologists from around the world. Each page containsinformation about one group of organisms."World Flag DatabaseIn addition to flags, "There are over 260 pages on countries and internationalorganizations. Each page contains basic information on the country, including its formalname, capital city, area, population, currency, languages, and religions."Gazetteers and geographyAltapedia Online"Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics oncountries of the world."Atlas Maps - The National Atlas of the United States of AmericaThe National Atlas of the United StatesTM is intended to provide a comprehensive, map-like view into the enormous wealth of data collected by the Federal Government. 56
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