"Among the plethora of books about online reference for librarians and graduate students, this one stands out as notably useful, and perhaps even essential. . . . Teaching faculty will certainly be hard pressed to find a better textbook. Professionals, especially those like the reviewer who spend only a few hours per week in searching, will appreciate the book's comprehensiveness and clear directions. . . . It is heartily recommended for all libraries, especially those without the first edition." - Catholic Library World
"Published in 2009, this work provides library professionals with an understanding of the basics of the continuously evolving field of database searching in today's libraries. The copious illustrations, suggested readings and the recap sections in relevant chapters are quite handy. The toolkits are useful for both the beginning and the experienced professional librarian, as well. The publication would essentially be a good addition to a professional collection. It will also be useful to professionals who are called upon to do online databases searching on a continuous basis and are unable to keep up with their reading of professional literature." - Library Times International
About the Author
Suzanne S. Bell is adjunct instructor for the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, as well as business librarian and administrator for the institutional repository at the University of Rochester, NY.