Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Kids Are Reading These Days

I'm working on some course prep / book research / Inter-Library Loan requests and was caught entirely by surprise (click for contents):
Those sure look like official Library of Congress Subject Headings to me. Wow.

On a related tangent, WorldCat at is wonderful. Think world-wide union (as in, all in one place) library catalog.

Perfect for those times when you forgot to copy down the entire citation of something obscure.

WorldCat also provides information on the nearest repository for what you are looking for AND tell you how far away it is. It also pulls prices from several online retailers, if the book is available, so you can easily see if you should just buy the dang thing or OMG request it through Inter Library Loan (ILL).

But it's ok, because WorldCat gives you all the information you need to do an Inter-Library Loan Request, including the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) number, by which ILL finds and tracks publications. Providing this info with your ILL request makes ILLibrarians happy.

1 comment:

Bavardess said...

Forensic osteology for the under-12s?? Must be the CSI generation. That WorldCat link is fantastic - especially since you can export refs to EndNote.