InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News


Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity.

The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases


The Digital Einstein Papers is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Einstein offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project.

Q&A: Mike Sweet


Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. Sweet, the CEO of Credo Reference here talks to LJ about information literacy and advocacy.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce January Favorites

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Below are the January releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Bradley, Alan. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. Delacorte. ISBN 9780345539939. $25; […]

LibraryReads Inaugural “Favorite of Favorites” List


Every month, LibraryReads announces the top ten books that librarians across the country are reading and loving. This month’s list is a little different: from the list of favorites going back to 2013, librarians picked the cream of the crop. Topping the list is Gabrielle Zevin’s bookstore-themed romance, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which […]

Short-Term Loan, Long-Term | Reference 2015

Not for the first time, librarians and publishers are confronting what can feel like an impasse. The system of short-term loan (STL) of e-monographs, which was conceived as a form of digital interlibrary loan (ILL), is seen by many libraries as the only way they can afford to provide such materials and by many publishers as the beginning of the end of their business.

New Releases | Reference 2015

These new electronic resources will be released between September, 2014 and December, 2015.

Caitlin Doughty | LibraryReads Author


Q&A with September LibraryReads top vote getter Caitlin Doughty

What’s the Best Database of 2014?


ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

Reference Questions on Ephemera | Ask Reddy


Thorny Reference Questions Tackled Dear Reddy: While at the reference desk this morning, I had a gentleman come in asking if we had anything on package labels, matchbook covers, old railroad timetables, and a bunch of other stuff that sounds like total junk. He said he collects these things, and called them ephemera, a word […]