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Thomas Mann (2) (1948–)

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Thomas Mann was born into a well-to-do upper class family in Lubeck, Germany. His mother was a talented musician and his father a successful merchant. From this background, Mann derived one of his dominant themes, the clash of views between the artist and the merchant. Mann's novel, Buddenbrooks mostrar más (1901), traces the declining fortunes of a merchant family much like his own as it gradually loses interest in business but gains an increasing artistic awareness. Mann was only 26 years old when this novel made him one of Germany's leading writers. Mann went on to write The Magic Mountain (1924), in which he studies the isolated world of the tuberculosis sanitarium. The novel was based on his wife's confinement in such an institution. Doctor Faustus (1947), his masterpiece, describes the life of a composer who sells his soul to the devil as a price for musical genius. Mann is also well known for Death in Venice (1912) and Mario the Magician (1930), both of which portray the tensions and disturbances in the lives of artists. His last unfinished work is The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1954), a brilliantly ironic story about a nineteenth-century swindler. An avowed anti-Nazi, Mann left Germany and lived in the United States during World War II. He returned to Switzerland after the war and became a celebrated literary figure in both East and West Germany. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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PDFHA2 | When patrons use a library catalog, they seek information without regard to its cataloging technology. It is crucial then that bibliographic records provide complete, detailed information on each item no matter what process or media format is in place. | A comprehensive text on creating clear and complete bibliographic records. This updated edition includes information on computerized cataloging formats, authority controls, and current practices in designing, formatting, and maintaining bibliographic records. | Access implies a mechanism for isolating a single document or its record, or a related group of them, from among many others. The process of isolating often called "narrowing a search;' consists of not one but several steps. In addition to knowing or guessing at specific words, terms, or symbols that may lead to useful documents, a searcher must also know

1) in which file(s) relevant material is likely to appear at all

2) whether the type(s) of data element being considered are included and indexed in that file and

3) in what order the resulting words, terms, or symbols are displayed as a searcher consults that index. | An access point is a single statement of any one fact (for example, the name of one author, one date of publication, one topic dealt with in the document, even a single word) found in (or considered pertinent to) one or more documents and deemed significant enough to warrant retrieval.

Table of Contents:
1. The History and language of bibliography
2. Bibliographic data and relationships
3. Access points pg. 1-28
-- Access to What? Different types of access points appear in greater variety among monographic bibliographies and the more general A&I publications than among library catalogs.
-- How Much Access?
-- Access by Name of Author
-- Other Access Points; Multiple Access
-- Limits to Multiple Access
-- Figure 12: Above, a portion of a KWIC index; below, a KWOC index covering the same items.
-- Uncontrolled Versus Controlled Access Points
-- Derived Search Keys
-- Authority Work
-- The Controlled Vocabulary: Terms and Links
-- Hierarchic and Associative Links
-- Authority Files
-- Arranging Access Points
4. File structure and access strategy
5. The business of Bibliography
6. Controlled vocabulary name access points
7. Subject access
8. Bibliographic formats
9. Alphanumeric arrangement
Appendix. The MARC format.

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PDFLC2 | The Subject Headings Manual, or SHM, is the instruction manual that accompanies LC Subject Headings. It contains statements of subject cataloging policy, and also the rules and guidelines for establishing and assigning headings. For years, the subject cataloging policy was updated by memos circulated among LC’s subject catalogers. Those memos were compiled into binders for future consultation and became a procedure manual that was available only to LC staff. Catalogers in other libraries who wished to follow the same rules that LC catalogers did, asked that the manual be published for general use, as did professors in library schools, because they wished to teach LC policies to their students. The preliminary edition of the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings was published in 1984, and it has gone through several editions. It was renamed the Subject Headings Manual in the 2008 edition 2 |

1. Overview & History pg. 2
2. Availability pg. 4
3. Scope and Organization pg. 5
4. Table of Contents pg. 6
5. Tips for Using the SHM pg. 12

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PDFMA4 | This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available so that the researcher can have reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussions of the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods of searching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do--and of what not to do. The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet--the sources that are not on the open Web, to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that is more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. | includes updates on digital resources and online research methods, new capabilities in computer indexing and search techniques. This reflects the rapid advancements in digital research tools between editions, Mann includes arguments against theorists who have prematurely announced the demise of print resources. This suggests a focus on balancing traditional and digital research methods, maps out an array of important databases and print sources, as well as specific search techniques that can be applied across various research areas. This indicates an expansion of covered resources and methods. guidance on exploiting controlled subject headings, explains the continued importance of browsing library shelves in the online age, and demonstrates advanced search techniques like citation searching, provides a comprehensive overview of both online and offline options for finding information quickly, reflecting the evolving research landscape. | CHAPTER 3 Uncontrolled Keywords (Precision Issues), Robotic Suggestions, and Researching in Bibliographic Sources |

Table of Contents:

1. Initial Overview Sources: Specialized Encyclopedias
2. Subject Headings and the Library Catalog
3. General Browsing, Focused Browsing, and Use of Classified Bookstacks
-- The Complementary Relationship of the Library Catalog and the Classified Bookstacks
-- Browsing in Other Contexts
-- Google Print pg.9
-- Notes
4. Subject Headings and Descriptors in Databases for Journal Articles
5. Keyword Searches
6. Citation Searches
7. Related Record Searches
8. Higher Level Overview Sources: Literature Review Articles
9. Published Bibliographies
10. Boolean Combinations and Search Limitations
11. Locating Material in Other Libraries
12. People Sources
13. Hidden Treasures
14. Special Subjects and Formats
15. Reference Sources: Types of Literature
Appendix I: Wisdom
Appendix II: Scholarship vs. Quick Information Seeking

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This was a textbook for school, so I’m finished for now, but I plan to keep it as a research reference. I haven’t read every chapter, but I’ve read enough to want to own it, because the content is really good, and it’s not a snooze to read.
For class, we were downloading individual chapters, but I really wanted the whole book and discovered it in ebook form for $9.99 on Amazon. I was surprised at such a low price for a school textbook and snapped it up.
There are a lot of good tips for searching effectively online, in OPACs, databases and web search. I can never remember the tricker Boolean stuff, and this book covers it in detail.
This is a great resource I’m planning to put to use in future classes.
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