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Library and Information Science: Library Lit

Reasons to Use Library Lit

1- Library Lit includes full text articles from approximately 100 journals -- just a click away from the bibliographic records.

2 - Library Lit covers a range of publication types, including scholarly journals, professional magazines, books, chapters, and library school theses

3 - While some indexes limit their coverage to full-length scholarly articles, Library Lit indexes feature articles, short news articles, books, book reviews, and more.

4 - Although some foreign-language journals are included, Library Lit emphasizes English-language, North American sources.

Description of Library Lit

Library Literature and Information Science Full Text

  • indexes more than 400 periodicals
  • covers library science and information science
  • emphasizes English-language, North American periodicals but includes foreign publications too
  • begins indexing coverage with 1984
  • includes full text articles from around 155 periodicals, as part of the database, since 1997
  • indexes scholarly journals, professional magazines, books, chapters, and library school theses
  • covers feature articles, short news articles, books, book reviews, and more
  • includes abstracts for recent years
  • has a searchable thesaurus of subject terms

Special features:

  • Searches can be limited upfront to peer-reviewed articles only.
  • The history of searches during a session is displayed right on the results page.
  • If websites are cited in an article, links are provided in the entry.
  • You can search Library Lit simultaneously with any other EBSCOHost databases (including LISTA, ERIC and Education Full Text)
  • “InfoLink” buttons link to full text in other electronic resources provided by the UI Library
  • You can create “alerts” and be notified by email or RSS feed when new content of interest to you is added to the database.

References: Thanks to the UIUC LIS Library LIS LibGuide

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