Contains over 130,000 synonyms and antonyms and features "core" synonyms in bold type and guides to grammar, punctuation, capitalization, commonly misspelled words, and clichés to avoid.
Released on 2007
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.
The New Oxford American Dictionary is Oxford's flagship American dictionary, offering comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the English language, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, plus hundreds of explanatory notes. The Third Edition will feature a completely updated text, modern new text design, new in-text feature on Word Trends, and approximately 2,000 new words and meanings. Coverage will be expanded and revised using the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus and new tools for its analysis to reveal patterns of usage in modern English.
A desk edition of the acclaimed thesaurus offers features that ensure fast, precise word selection--a unique cross-referencing system, labels identifying words that are not standard English, and grouping of synonyms if an entry has more than one sense. UP.