100 Useful Websites for Medical Librarians
-- "links to information and resources of interest to librarians
with acquisitions or collection development responsibilities."
on the Book -- answers the questions "What book was this
based on?" and "Did somebody make a movie of this
book?". From Mid-Continent Public Library.
BlogBib -- "An
Annotated Bibliography on Weblogs and Blogging, with a Focus on
Finder -- lists the top ten most requested out-of-print
books ordered in different subject areas. A what-not-to-weed tool!
Live Reference Services -- Bernie Sloan has compiled yet
another useful directory on digital reference, which links in
real-time reference services offered jointly by two or more libraries.
College & Research Libraries -- all issues further back than six
months are now available full-text!
Counting Online Usage
of Networked Electronic Resources
-- is an international initiative designed to serve librarians,
publishers and intermediaries by facilitating the recording and
exchange of online usage statistics.
Search--links you directly to the search engines for important
informational sites like Morningstar Mutual Funds Service, Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Funding Opportunities Database, US Budget, Public
Laws, Edgar SEC filings, the British Library catalog
of Open Access Journals -- covers free, full text, quality
controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all
subjects and languages.
DOI number Lookup
-- for citing journal articles
Evidence-based Library and Information Practice -- "EBLIP is an
open access, peer reviewed journal published quarterly by the University
of Alberta Learning Services", full-text and free with registration.
Libris: an E-Zine for Librarians and Other Information Junkies--from
Freepint -- "a network of over 76,000 information researchers
globally." Lots of informative articles and tips.
-- Subject guides for government documents from the ALA round table
Government Information Online --
Sometimes the answers you
need are only available in hard-to-find government publications, so if
you don't have a government documents librarian right at hand, you can
use this "free national online information service supported by nearly
thirty public, academic, and state libraries throughout the United
States. Participating librarians specialize in finding government
information sources of all kinds, and will try to answer your questions
through chat or email."
- Free Online Full-Text Articles -- "HighWire Press is
the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 4/30/03,
we are assisting in the online publication of 536,590 free full-text
articles and 1,435,816 total articles" -- searchable here. Not
every one i tried was free, but it is another option in a librarian's
bag of tricks.
INFOMINE: scholarly Internet resource collections
Library for Librarians -- For Reference and
Public Library Reference Desk
Job Postings on the Internet
Journal--online, including job listings
Link -- Sign up for daily e-mail notification
of "the latest library news, good reads on the web, and other
valuable resources that a library knowledge worker should know
about." Previous links are archived here.
Library Philosophy and
Practice -- a full text journal online.
Reference Center--courtesy of Ebsco. It indexes 30 library
periodicals for the past 5 years.
Statistics and Measures -- This site offers
lots of resources for documenting the
work you do. Click
for the neat larger site which includes these Statistics and Measures.
LISTA -- (LISTA) database is a free resource to anyone
interested in libraries and information management. This world-class
bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as
librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online
information retrieval, information management and more.
Reference for Non-medical Librarians
of the World -- sponsored by UNESCO, this website offers
access to over 160 digitized collections from around the world,
including art, literature, newspapers, music, etc.
lists of books organized by setting, character, genre, authors,
Glossary: Language Table -- Multilingual glossary of library terms for
international students, as created by the Instruction Section of ACRL.
Languages are French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science
Online Reference -- A wiki of resources, discussion and examples
with links. See what others are doing!
Titles in OCLC FirstSearch--Use this service to find specific
periodical titles in FirstSearch databases or to generate lists of
titles for those databases.
Post September 11th Environment: Access to Government Information
a list of those Government documents that have been taken off the Web
due to security concerns. A good place to go if you have been
wondering "Now where was that govdoc site I found just last
information and links where available for 150,000 serial publications.
They are enhancing their site and may not have full abilities yet.
Reference Files -- from Santa Cruz Public Libraries,
Resources in Spanish -- the annotations are in English.
comparative data on how the different search engines search, their
frequency of updating, etc.
Ideas about Web Searching -- A weblog by Rita
Vine, librarian and web search trainer, "to help web searchers
stay up to date on key search tools and developments." An
and Techniques of Library Instruction - an excellent site for
beginners AND veterans.
explains the Library of Congress system. Click
for the Dewey Decimal system explanation.
Librarian Online--a very comprehensive site for finding video
Reference -- courtesy of Bernie Sloan - "more than
700 items listed in this bibliography relate to the topic of online or
virtual or digital reference services, i.e., the provision of
reference services, involving collaboration between library user and
librarian, in a computer-based medium. These services can utilize
various media, including e-mail, Web forms, chat, video, Web customer
call center software, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP),
FirstGov Search Interface
WebJunction -- "is an
online community of libraries and other agencies sharing knowledge and
experience to provide the broadest public access to information
technology." This is a good one, folks.
to do Research -- over a 100 categories with
of Imaginary Places -- invites additions from readers.
Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were -- Includes
timelines of events in Oz, DiscWorld, Dune, Lord of the Rings, Tarzan,
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and more. Also has timelines drawn
from games (Battle Tech, Castle Vania, Mario, etc.), comics
(Spiderman, the Justice League, etc.), movies (Star Wars, Mad Max,
Freddie Krueger, etc.), and TV shows (Alias, West Wing, Dr. Who,
-- "The idea for this blog is
to create an opportunity for a part-time book cover
designer (me) to collaborate, with a wide range of
amazing, contemporary writers on a project outside of
their normal body of work. The catch is that these
books will never really exist. I
ask each writer to provide flap copy for a book that
they havenít, wonít, but in theory could, write, and
then I design a cover for it." from the blog author.
Library -- a catalog of books that exist only in fiction (like
"The History of Magic" featured in the Harry Potter
books). Also includes information about the Fortsas Collection
Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc -- a nice
directory to sites that celebrate some of the more amusing aspects of
our profession. It's also a guide to many of the librarian-produced
weblogs and zines.
-- be a super hero!, etc....
-- a librarian par excellence!
-- a comic strip for and about librarians
Librarian Weekly -- Library humor, an excellent
-- koans to enlighten you and your patrons