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Year Published: 2009
Overwhelmed by the number of electronic reference resources available? Having difficulty selecting the very best tools for your library? Find the help you’ve been waiting for in this premier co-publication from Library Journal and Neal-Schuman. This indispensable new guide is armed with concise, easily digestible ratings from an authoritative dream-team of practicing librarians and information professionals.
E-Reference Ratings test drives 180 resources in 14 subject areas, from Arts to Science to Technology and everything in between. Each subject category is matched with an easy-to-understand chart that ranks tools from one to four stars, in 7 categories including Scope, Writing, Design, Bells and Whistles, Ease of Use, Linking and Value.
Additional, in-depth descriptions of each tool are included, and a multitude of added features, including contributor biographies and exhaustive indexes, will earn this guide a spot at every reference desk.
About the Editor
Mirela Roncevic is an independent writer, editor and content developer recognized for spearheading a number of initiatives in the LIS field, including the overhaul of reference coverage in Library Journal. She has also managed publications of LIS books and newsletters and developed free online resources for librarians, including The Library Grants Center. At the forefront of the e-book revolution since its infancy, she managed Library Journal's first e-book reviews column in 1999 and is a consultant for e-content producers, advising them on positioning their products in libraries while working closely with librarians. She is currently authoring an issue of ALA TechSource’s Library Technology Reports on e-book platforms in libraries. Follow her on Twitter @MirelaRoncevic.
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--Legal Information ALERT
"An enthusiastically recommended acquisition for librarians and librarian administrators who don't want to be led around loops of verifying sources."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Librarians will be thankful for such a helpful guide ... For more busy librarians this book will give good guidance for their e-reference purchases."
--American Reference Books Annual