Subject Guides: Library & Information Science

Core Databases

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
Scholarly and non-scholarly publications in the area of library and information science.  In Omnifile, choose “Library & Information Science” under “Subject Area” to access this database.

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts
Scholarly and non-scholarly publications in the area of library and information science.

Other Recommended Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

Career Resources

American Library Association
ALA provides "leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”  Find information on professional issues & advocacy, education & careers, conferences & events, awards & grants, and more.

Library Associations
This research guide from Drexel University lists relevant library associations in many areas, including: academic, public, school, archives, special libraries, and more.

Pennsylvania Library Association
Founded in 1901, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the state's oldest and most diverse professional library organization serving libraries, library employees, library trustees, and Friends of the Library groups. PaLA represents more than 1,900 personal,institutional, and commercial members affiliated with public, academic, special, and school libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The association represents the profession in Harrisburg and provides opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and continuing education for librarians.

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