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Mann, Thomas 1948-

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Works: 35 works in 150 publications in 4 languages and 6,632 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Bibliography  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  History 
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Most widely held works about Thomas Mann
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Mann
The Oxford guide to library research by Thomas Mann( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 3,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With all of the new developments in information storage and retrieval, researchers today need a clear and comprehensive overview of the full range of their options, both online and offline, for finding the best information quickly. In this third edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, Thomas Mann maps out an array not just of important databases and print sources, but of several specific search techniques that can be applied profitably in any area of research. From academic resources to government documents to manuscripts in archives to business Web sites, Mann shows readers how best to exploit controlled subject headings, explains why browsing library shelves is still important in an online age, demonstrates how citation searching and related record searching produce results far beyond keyword inquiries, and offers practical tips on making personal contacts with knowledgeable people."--Jacket
A guide to library research methods by Thomas Mann( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library research models : a guide to classification, cataloging, and computers by Thomas Mann( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mann examines the several alternative mental models people use to approach the task of research, and demonstrates new, more effective ways of finding information
Doing research at the Library of Congress : a guide to subject searching in a closed stacks library by Thomas Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in academic librarianship : views and case studies for the 1980s and 1990s( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cataloging quality, LC priorities, and models of the Library's future by Thomas Mann( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror and mystery photoplay editions and magazine fictionizations : the catalog of a collection by Thomas Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of Congress strategic plan (1997-2004) and onsite reference service by Thomas Mann( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library research methods by Thomas Mann( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cataloging and classification quality at the Library of Congress by Thomas Mann( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Guide to Library Research, the : How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline by Thomas Mann( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book will answer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on a particular topic, rather than just something quickly on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching--which are not available on the Web--that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed by relevance-ranking computer algorithms? This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussions of the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods of searching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do--and of what not to do. The book is not about the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet--the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than any other research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's digital natives
Die Briefe Thomas Manns, Regesten und Register by Thomas Mann( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London after midnight : a new reconstruction based on contemporary sources with a transcription of a newly-discovered magazine fictionization of the lost film by Thomas Mann( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last known film print of the 1927 MGM film "London After Midnight" is believed to have been destroyed in a 1967 MGM vault fire. A persistent problem bedeviling previous attempts to understand and reconstruct the film is that these sources are contradictory among themselves regarding crucial plot elements, and some are also internally incoherent. The rediscovery of a long-lost short story version, written in 1928 now provides a master key for a detailed comparison of all surviving sources
Shaping library collections for the 1980s by International Conference on Approval Plans and Collection Development( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten by Klaus Schröter( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hazlitt and the poles of romantic perception by Thomas Mann( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing nature of the catalog and its integration with other discovery tools. Final Report. March 17, 2006. Prepared for the Library of Congress by Karen Calhoun : a critical review by Thomas Mann( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to the Calhoun report, library operations that are not digital, that do not result in resources that are remotely accessible, that involve professional human judgment or expertise, or that require conceptual categorization and standardization rather than relevance ranking of keywords, do not fit into its proposed "leadership" strategy. This strategy it self, however, is based on an inappropriate business model -- and a misrepresentation of that business model to begin with. The Calhoun report draws unjustified conclusions about the digital age, inflates wishful thinking, fails to make critical distinctions, and disregards (as well as mischaracterizes) an alternative "niche" strategy for research libraries, to promote scholarship (rather than increase "market position"). Its recommendations to eliminate Library of Congress Subject Headings, and to use "fast turnaround" time as the "gold standard" in cataloging, are particularly unjustified, and would have serious negative consequences for the capacity of research libraries to promote scholarly research."--Page 1
The Peloponnesian war and the future of reference, cataloging, and scholarship in research libraries by Thomas Mann( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper is an examination of the overall principles and practices of both reference service and cataloging operations in the promotion of scholarly research, pointing out important differences not just in content available onsite and offsite, but also among necessary search methods. It specifies the differences between scholarship and quick information seeking, and examines the implications of those differences for the future of cataloging. It examines various proposed alternatives to cataloging: relevance ranking, tagging, under-the-hood programming, etc. The paper considers the need for, and requirements of, education of researchers; and it examines in detail many of the glaring disconnects between theory and practice in the library profession today
 
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The Oxford guide to library research
Alternative Names
Man, Tuomasi 1948-

Mann, Thomas Joseph.

Mann, Thomas Joseph 1948-

Mann , Thomas W. <1948- >

Mann , Thomas William

托马斯・曼 1948-

Languages
English (128)

German (5)

Chinese (2)

Italian (1)

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A guide to library research methodsLibrary research models : a guide to classification, cataloging, and computersIssues in academic librarianship : views and case studies for the 1980s and 1990sHorror and mystery photoplay editions and magazine fictionizations : the catalog of a collectionLibrary research methodsDie Briefe Thomas Manns, Regesten und Register