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Tips for Integrating Guide to Reference Into Your Teaching December 3, 2009.

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1 Tips for Integrating Guide to Reference Into Your Teaching December 3, 2009

2 Overview: What your students need to prepare them for reference work How Guide to Reference makes teaching sources easier How to sign up for free access for you and your students Q&A

3 Overview: Over 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference resources Selected by reference librarians and subject experts

4 Overview: Traces its roots through several editions of Guide to Reference Books back to 1902 and the publication of Kroeger's Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books: A Manual for Librarians, Teachers and Students

5 Changes in reference questions: fewer but harder not readily answerable through Google more require subject or content knowledge

6 With Guide to Reference, your students can: learn specific sources learn the range of sources available compare sources for content and ease of use

7 Other uses of Guide to Reference: staff training reference collection development instruction and workshop pinpoint sources quickly during refQs

8 Big changes in online Guide to Reference: many online sources, both free and licensed fewer bibliographies lesser-used items eliminated; keep your 11 th edition

9 Interactive features: Add Personal or Global Notes enhance the annotations compare sources promote your favorites

10 Interactive features: Create Global or Personal Lists link sources for a class project link sources useful for particular types of questions create your own mini-Guide

11 LIS Usage Overview: A lot of interest in free LIS access 49 institutions with LIS schools have asked about free LIS access 44 have set up free LIS access

12 LIS Ways to Access: 3 institutions are providing free LIS access through Blackboard Many more are using institutional and individual trial accounts for free LIS access

13 LIS Faculty Use: 23 LIS faculty have self-identified as using free LIS access All of them are using Guide to Reference for reference and collection development courses, introductory and advanced

14 Free LIS Access vs. Subscription: 22 institutions using free LIS access are also subscribers to Guide to Reference 10 institutions with free LIS access are considering a subscription 3 institutions decided to subscribe after using free LIS access

15 Setting up free LIS access to Guide to Reference is easy! Contact us at…

16 Questions about Guide to Reference? Future webinar topics to suggest? Contact us at…

17 Sign up to use Guide to Reference for free in your LIS course: and click the For LIS Programs button -or-

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