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Library Literature and Information Sciences Retrospective

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)

Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective covers a wide range of subjects:

Automation • Care & Restoration of Books • Cataloging • Censorship • Circulation Procedures • Classification • Copyright • Education for Librarianship • Government Aid • Indexing • Information Brokers • Library Associations & Conferences • Library Equipment & Supplies • Personnel Administration • Public Relations • Publishing • Rare Books • Reference Services

Use Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective to:

  • Research historical information for library school curricula, theses, and more.

  • Find information on seminal figures in the evolution of modern librarianship.

  • Locate original articles and books by the founders of library science: Melvil Dewey, Jesse Shera, L. Quincy Mumford, S. R Ranganathan, N. K. Krupskaya, and many others.

  • Retrace notable controversies in censorship and how they were resolved.

  • Explore how yesterday’s libraries approached issues of funding, public relations, collection building, and more.

  • Examine the effects of historical trends and incidents—war, depression, civil rights, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the women’s movement, and more—on libraries and librarianship.

  • Search seamlessly for over a century of coverage right up to the present.

Number of Users:
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Noel, Robert
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Library and Information Science

Library of Congress Subjects:

Library science -- Periodicals -- Indexes -- Databases. Information science -- Periodicals -- Indexes -- Databases.