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Electrical engineering reference resources: a survey from LibGuides

Nestor L Osorio (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this survey is to find a significant sample of reference resources for electrical engineering as they are presented in subject-specific LibGuides.

Design/methodology/approach

The survey is based on a detailed observation and collection of sources designated as Reference Resources in LibGuides, titles found were compiled and organized.

Findings

The results are substantial; they offered a body of specialized resources, which includes e-book collections, dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias and other resources that are important to electrical engineering students and researchers.

Research limitations/implications

A considerable amount of resources were found; nevertheless, they represent the resources found in a randomly selected sample of LibGuides; therefore, the result is limited to the group of libraries selected.

Practical implications

The results of this survey are valuable to subject librarians interested in comparing resources with a pool of libraries and to discover titles that can be of interest to their collections.

Originality/value

The work is original, as this is the first paper publishing the results of a survey of electrical engineering guides.

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Citation

Osorio, N.L. (2015), "Electrical engineering reference resources: a survey from LibGuides", Collection Building, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 6-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/CB-07-2014-0035

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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