March 16, 2018

Online Databases: Scenes from a Database

By Carol Tenopir Seen any good movies lately? Want to see pictures of your favorite actors on the set of their best-known films? Or maybe posters and lobby displays from Academy Award™–winning movies? Looking for biographies or articles about silent film directors? H.W. Wilson’s new Cinema Image Gallery (CIG), along with some other excellent resources, […]

Reference BackTalk: Crash Course in Copyright

By Cheryl Miller Maddox Making sense of copyright Do your patrons ever ask you why only a portion of the text from an ebook may be copied and printed? Do students want to know why certain databases can be accessed in the library but not remotely? Is a library user surprised to find that 30 […]

Q&A with Casper Grathwohl, Publisher, Oxford Reference

By Mirela Roncevic Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories After recently learning about the operation behind the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)—what it takes to put together a single entry—I wonder if producing any other kind of resource pales in comparison to producing a historical dictionary. What has been the biggest revelation for […]

Happy Birthday, OED!

By Mirela Roncevic Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories This has been a busy year for the folks at Oxford University Press (OUP), not only because the publisher’s online resources continue to multiply in size and substance (including, among others, the recent expansion of Oxford Language Dictionaries Online) but also because OUP’s […]

E-Reference Comes of Age

By Mirela Roncevic LJ’s reference editor offers her take on ALA 2008 ALA was a revelation for me this year, and for good reason. In contrast to previous years, when I spent a significant chunk of my time in over-air-conditioned rooms, listening to discussions about whether reference was dead or alive, I made it a […]