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Library and Information Science 507: Intro to Bibliographic Metadata (Cataloging)   Tags: cataloging, library_and_information_science, library_science  

Describes article databases and core journals for the study of cataloging and classification, along with hints for searching and citing sources for LIS 507.
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Where is the literature on cataloging?

Information about cataloging and tools for catalogers are published in many forms:

Books provide basic introductions to the theory and process of cataloging, reference tools for consultation when cataloging, and in-depth treatment of special topics. 

To find books at UI, use the online catalog -  Classic  or  VUFind

To search the online catalog along with other sources such as Google Books and Amazon, use the LIS Easy Search

Journal articles report research and new developments in the field.  Articles may also present theoretical or historical perspectives.

To search for articles in LIS journals, use any or all of the three major online indexes: 

You can use the LIS Easy Search to do simple searches across all three databases at once.

Consult the LibGuide, "LIS - Basic Information Sources - Finding Articles," for descriptions of these indexes and search tips for each.  The guide also describes other relevant indexes and online resources.

To compare Library Lit, LISA, and LISTA, click on the tab above.

Reports and other forms of gray literature are sources for the latest thinking, proposed changes to cataloging rules and processes, training materials, and so on.

Some grey literature is published in print format and may be acquired by the library.  Use the online catalog to find it.

More and more gray literature is published solely on the web, usually in HTML or PDF formats.  To find it, use a web search tool such as Scirus or Google

Gray literature is also found in digital repositories, such as dList and E-LIS.

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