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The new Walford : guide to reference resources

The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful. With an emphasis on quality and sustainability, the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive. - Publisher
Print Book, English, 2005-2008
[9th edition] View all formats and editions
Facet Pub., London, 2005-2008
2 volumes : illustrations
9781856044950, 9781856044981, 1856044955, 185604498X
Online version:
Volume 1. Science, technology, and medicine
Volume 2. Social sciences
"This book is the first volume of a series that succeeds Walford's guide to reference material, published in eight editions between 1959 and 2000 by Library Association Publishing"--Title page verso
Includes indexes