Providing effective library services for research / Jo Webb, Pat Gannon-Leary and Moira Bent.

Libraries are one of the most important stops in the research process -- and with the right collections and services, librarians can give researchers a serious advantage. This practical manual explains how libraries can better support study and scholarship by understanding the information seeking be...

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Main Author: Webb, Jo.
Other Authors: Gannon-Leary, Pat., Bent, Moira.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Facet, 2007.
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