First published in 1959, Walford's guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. Les mer
The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language.
This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW's new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes.
Who is it for
This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services.
If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you'll welcome publication of this new work - it's your paper portal to the world of reference resources.
physics & astronomy
agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food
pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine
natural resources & energy
information & communication technology.
Subject fields include
astrophysics & cosmology
biodiversity & conservation
genetics, genomics & bioinformatics
information system security
meteorology & climatology
microengineering & nanotechnology
sports & exercise medicine.
Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum.
Catherine Carr, Cranfield University
Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University
Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester
Helen Hathaway, University of Reading
Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University
Gareth Johnson, University of York
Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry
Roger Mills, University of Oxford
Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr David Newton, The British Library
Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham
Bob Parry, University of Reading
Alison Sutton, University of Reading
Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge
Dr Barry White, University of Manchester
Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
- Facet Publishing
- 20 x 12 cm