248 pages, 11 figs
Examines the several alternative mental models people use to approach tasks of research.
"Thomas Mann is one of the two or three most important voices in contemporary library science. He unites a depth of practical experience with an intellectual vision to produce texts that are thought-provoking, instructive, and readable. Library Research Models is a fine book that should be read by all librarians and all interested in scholarship."--Michael Gorman, Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno
"Mann, currently on the reference staff of the Library of Congress and author of A Guide to Library Research Models presents his readers with an intelligent, lively approach to maximizing the potential of modern research libraries. Using his own public service experiences and citing widely available print and online sources, Mann proposes and describes six models he believes exemplify current research needs and strategies of academics and the general public. Each model is placed in a well-documented historical perspective and carefully analyzed for probably
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