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Information Sciences: Getting Started

This guide is designed to assist students and faculty with finding library and information science resources. Navigate through the guide using the tabs below.

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Databases for articles

Library & Information Science Source - full text and indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage encompasses librarianship, library history, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. 

Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective - H.W. Wilson - (1905-1983) - indexes nearly 80 years of citations from 1,500 periodicals, more than 500,000 articles, book reviews, books, book chapters and library school theses. Multilingual coverage, with translated titles and English language summaries covering the advances, controversies, and people instrumental in the making of modern librarianship. 

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts - indexes abstracts from 400+ periodicals from multiple countries and in 20 languages. Abstracts back to 1969. No full-text within database, but use the Find Text button for other full-text options.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. It is EBSCO Publishing’s intention to provide access to LISTA on a continual basis at

See also

Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) - multidisciplinary citation index to journal articles and conference proceedings from sciences, social sciences, humanities. Now includes book citations.

Scopus (Elsevier) - multidisciplinary citation index for sciences, social sciences, humanities 

Engineering Village which contains:  


Academic Search Premier - multidisciplinary database contains magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers, good place to start

Subject Liaison

Margaret Casado
135E Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000

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