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Title:New Sources in the Humanities
Author(s):Northup, Helen F.
Subject(s):Reference services (Libraries)
Abstract:To discuss in the short space of this paper all the interesting and important new reference sources which have appeared in the humanities in the past seven years is impossible. The humanities cover many things --language and literature, fine arts and religion and philosophy and to select the titles for this paper was to flip a thousand coins. Trends soon become apparent in such a task as this, for example, the hundreds of handbooks and companions which have appeared to give a proper background for reading, viewing, and listening might be termed the Background Trend. Then there is the Know-How Trend, with a flood of books on how to do every- ! thing. The Book Review Digest in five years listed over two hundred books beginning with "How to. ..." There are vast numbers of new editions of old works, some of them with only slight revisions, but all of them sure of a market. Yearbooks have appeared in every area--theatre, ballet, opera--and vie with each other in excellence of illustration and format.
Issue Date:1957
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In R.B.Phelps and J.Phillips (eds). 1957. The library as a community information center; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Library School, September 29-October 2, 1957. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 81-106.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (4th : 1957)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1957.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-13

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