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Reasons to Use Library Lit
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
- 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