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Current Cites: April 2015 

Ciccone, Karen, and John  Vickery. "Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, and Google Scholar: A Comparison of Search Performance Using User QueriesEvidence-Based Library and Information Practice  10(1)(2015): 34 - 49. (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/23845). - Researchers compared how the three services handled actual student search statements collected from search logs. This allowed them to analyze the results of real-world searches, which often contain “typos, punctuation errors, extraneous words, and other characters.” The observation was split into “known item” searches and topic searches. Topical search queries were rated according to “the number of relevant results within the first ten results,” with relevance being judged by members of the research team. Known item searches were judged by whether the item appeared, and if it was there, whether it was in the top three results. The authors concluded that all three search services performed about equally well for known-item searches, but that “Google Scholar outperformed both discovery services for topical searches.” - NN

Hennig, Nicole. "Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps For Library ServicesLibrary Technology Reports  50(8)(November/December 2014)(http://journals.ala.org/ltr/issue/view/180). - Amidst the deluge of new apps coming out every day, “[h]ow do you keep up with the latest apps?” This Library Technology Report helps librarians not only to keep up, but also to identify the best apps and uses for various types of libraries. The author kindly does not assume any prior knowledge, but begins with an explanation of mobile operating systems that allows beginners to get caught up. A list of standard features in mobile devices is followed by additional features that enhance accessibility. The traditional librarian role of evaluating resources includes reviewing apps. Possible venues for publishing reviews are provided, along with a checklist of expected features, such as: “Playfulness: Does it delight the user?” Once a library has identified apps they would like to feature, they can take up one of the many suggestions for community events (author events, hackathons, “app camp”), content creation, or use of apps in research skills instruction. A 30-page report is a relatively brief summary compared to the size of the topic. This one is packed with ideas and pointers to sources of more information. Even a cursory review could keep a librarian busy almost indefinitely, or at least until the next version of their favorite app comes along, whichever comes first. - NN



JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIANSHIP 

2015

A Review of "Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 27 no. 1 (Jan. - Mar. 2015); pages 67 - 68
  DOI:10.1080/1941126X.2015.999575

2014

A Review of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide.”   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship , vol. 26 no. 4 (Oct. - Dec. 2014): pages 307 - 308
    DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.972124

.A Review of “Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025”    Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2014): pages 225 - 226
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.939045

" A Review of Google Search Secrets."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2014): pages 160 - 161
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2014.910421

" A Review of The Best 100 Free Apps for Libraries."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 83 - 85
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.880024

" Literacy is Dead: Internet Librarian 2013."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 66 - 68    
      DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.878634

2013

" A Review of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction."   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 4 (Oct - Dec 2013): pages 328 - 329
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.847699

" A Review of Using Social Media in Libraries: Best Practices."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2013): pages 247 - 248
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2013.813325    

" A Review of The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry.)"   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship  vol. 25 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2013): pages 165 - 166 
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.785308

2012

" A Review Of Electronic Resources Management In The Academic Library: A Professional Guide." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2012): pages 247 - 249
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.706155

Nyland,  Nancy M. " Book Reviewer Introduction: Nancy M. Nyland." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2012): pages 74 - 75
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.657502

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

2013

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women & Men."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 34 nos. 1 - 2 (Winter-Spring 2013): page 32

" Women's Movement. Sylvia Engdahl, ed., The Women's Liberation Movement, reviewed by Nancy Nyland."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 4 (Fall 2012): page 23

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Grants for Women."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 33 no. 3 (Summer 2012): page 19 

     This article reviews the book Directory of Financial Aids for Women, 2012 - 2014, edited by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women In Developing Countries." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 2 (Spring 2012): page 24.

     This article reviews the book Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook, by Karen L. Kinnear.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Young Women's Series."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 1 (Winter 2012): pages 24 - 25

     This article reviews the book Relationships: 21st Century Roles by Bethany Bezdecheck.

" The Palgrave Handbook Of Gender And Healthcare ." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 32, no. 2 (Spring 2011): pages 25 - 26.

" In Our Control: The Complete Guide To Contraceptive Choices For Women." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 32, no. 1 (Winter 2011): page 31.

2010

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Historical Queerness." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 31, nos. 1/2 (Winter-Spring 2010): page 36.

     The article reviews the book Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders by Keith Stern.

2008

 " New Reference Works in Women's Studies."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 29, no. 2 (Spring 2008): page 19.

     The article reviews the book Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture by Luca Prono.

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