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* Library & Information Science: Books
For students in the UK Library & Information Science master's program or anyone with an interest in library science
How to Find a Book on the Shelf provides a brief, basic overview of Library of Congress call numbers, provides practice putting them in order, and explains how to find a book in Young Library for those students who may be on campus.
For distance learning students, it may be more convenient to browse e-books directly, even though you can request physical books be sent to you. The following e-book collections might be helpful.
UK Libraries offers more than 16,000 e-books from multiple publishers on the ebrary platform. Books can be discovered by title, browsed by broad subject listings, or searched full-text. E-books are available in PDF or ePub format. If you search for the subject of Library Science, you'll find a number of items from the Chandos Information Professional series as well as other relevant series.
Search over 45,000 eBooks, including publications from all of the major university presses. Many of the titles are reference books or computer books. Search for "library science" or "library and information science" to find numerous relevant titles. Checkout period is 7 days.
Browsing the Collection
One way to get started with your topic is to browse the library's collection, either physically or virtually. Much (though perhaps not all) of the information on your topic will be in the Z Library of Congress call number range.
This guide breaks down that classification into specific call numbers for subjects such as circulation, library buildings, collections, etc.
Surveys that gather information from ARL member institutions on current research library practices and policies. Combine survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the challenges facing libraries. These help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices, manage change, and improve performance.