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H.W. Wilson Launches Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective

Posted Dec 15, 2006
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H.W. Wilson announced the January WilsonWeb launch of Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983, a wide-ranging retrospective article index.

The database covers 1,200 key periodicals, includes citations to more than 500,000 articles, and catalogs the innovations, controversies, and people key to the making of modern librarianship. Also included is full text (HTML and PDF page images) from 70 years of Wilson Library Bulletin (founded in 1914); indexing from Library Work (1905-1911); and citations to book reviews, books, book chapters, and library school theses.

Extensive annotations (up to several hundred words) detail the content of articles from a diverse range of periodicals. Thousands of monographs and book review records extend coverage beyond journal pages. Analytic records provide chapter-level access by subject and author to the contents of books, conference proceedings, and essay collections.

Original and updated subject headings are provided. Personal names used as subject headings are standardized throughout the years of coverage.

International coverage encompasses library science publishing in Europe, Russia, China, India, Australia, and Latin America. Translated titles and English language summaries help users search articles published in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Hungarian, Danish, Norwegian, Italian, and other languages.

Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective helps users acquire the actual articles through: WilsonLink SFX-powered technology that can link to full text available in other OpenURL-compatible databases, links to the library's OPAC for holdings information, and auto-completion of interlibrary loan forms. Additional options let users automatically create bibliographies from search results and save and e-mail searches.

Free 30-day trials are available in January.

H.W. Wilson, 800/367-6770 or

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