Using the Fiction Catalog. Karlen Chase Information Literacy PowerPoint Session Date due: Nov. 7, 2006 [email protected] LIS 518B Dr. Peterson. What is the Fiction Catalog ?.
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Collection development & maintenance
Finding books they want to read by author, title, or subject
Reading summaries & excerpted reviews
Listing on syllabus as a reference source
Researching authors’ subject matter and bodies of work
complete contact info
“see also” cross references
Subject index aids reader advisory.
Includes works that are out-of-print.
Alpha order of each part aids navigation.
“strict author, title, and subject searches” (Macfarlane).
No keyword index.
Must wait for supplement for update.
Mainly works from U.S., Canada, U.K.Print Edition: Pros & Cons
keyword, publication year, title, ISBN,
subject, ISSN, publisher, document
type, author, Dewey decimal number.
“Titles are added daily or weekly” (“Wilson”).
Expanded search capabilities.
Often “entries link to full-text book reviews…” (“Wilson”)
Get ½ off print edition (“Wilson”).
“…lost in the…electronic format is the “See also” reference” (Macfarlane).
All-Smart search yields many irrelevant results with subject searches (Macfarlane).Online Edition: Pros & Cons
“Fiction Catalog.” H.W. Wilson. 2006. H.W. Wilson Co. 1 Nov. 2006 http://www.hwwilson.com/print/fictcat.cfm.
“Fiction Catalog.” JHU Libraries Catalog. 2004. Johns Hopkins Univ. 1 Nov. 2006 http://catalog.library.jhu.edu/.
“Fiction Catalog.” Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. CSA. SUNY Univ. at Buffalo, UB Libs. 1 Nov. 2006 http://www.ulrichsweb.com.
Macfarlane, Carrie. “Fiction Catalog, Magillonliterature Plus.” Library Journal (1976) 129.2 (2004): 134. Library Literature & Information Full Text. H.W. Wilson. SUNY Univ. at Buffalo, UB Libs. 4 Nov. 2006 http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.
“New Edition of H.W. Wilson’s Fiction Catalog Now Available.” MMISchools.com. 13 April 2006. MultiMedia & [email protected] 1 Nov. 2006 http://www.mmischools.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=11290.
“Wilson Announces Fiction Catalog, 15th Edition.” Advanced Technology Libraries 35.5 (2006): 7-8. Library Literature & Information Full Text. H.W. Wilson. SUNY Univ. at Buffalo, UB Libs. 4 Nov. 2006 http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.
Yaakov, Juliette, and John Greenfieldt, eds. Fiction Catalog. 13th ed. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1996.