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* Library and Information Science: Background Information

For students in the UK Library & Information Science master's program or anyone with an interest in library science

Getting Started

This page includes some general resources to introduce you to the topic of library science, plus some books that provide an overview of a few different library career paths. Also included on this page are some resources related to the research process, organizing your research, and citing your sources.

Selected Books

Below are some print materials that might be helpful for background information.

Research Overview

Has it been awhile since you've had to develop a research question and a search strategy? Not sure how to navigate UK Libraries' resources?

Consider enrolling in Online Information Literacy, a free, self-paced course in UK's Canvas which was co-developed by your librarian. The course takes around 40 minutes to complete.

APA Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of your projects will require the use of APA style. Use the 6th edition online or browse Frequently Asked Questions.

EndNote

As you get started with your research, it's a great idea to manage your citations carefully. You might consider using citation management software to do this, especially if you are working on a literature review or other major project. UK subscribes to EndNote. There are other free tools as well, such as Zotero.

This guide provides information on accessing EndNote as well as some frequently asked questions related to its use.

Looking for Something Good to Read?

You may not have much time as a busy graduate student, but when you do, check out NoveList for book recommendations.

NoveList is a fiction database with reviews of over 125,000 fiction titles. Also includes Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.