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Library and Information Studies - GSLIS: Finding Books

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Guide

Where to start your book search

The Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons contains a wide variety of books to support your course work in GSLIS. Whether you're exploring issues in reference, technology, cataloging, management, ethics, archives, or information literacy, the library offers both print and electronic resources to meet your needs. 

Search the catalog by keyword, subject, author or title. Identify the items you need and follow the Library of Congress call number to the proper locations. 

Other places to search for books

Google Books and WorldCat are also important resources for book searching.

Keyword vs. subject searching: Which is best?

LIS Dictionaries

These books provide a starting place for research and exploration in the field of library and information studies.The reference materials on this page can help you gain a broad overview of librarianship, decode library jargon and abbreviations, and begin to understand the language of cataloging. Reference books are located in the Reference section of the URI Library, Kingston campus; they are for "Library Use Only" and may not be checked out.

Subject Encyclopedias for LIS

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