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Telephone directory use in an academic library

Douglas J. Ernest (Social sciences/humanities reference librarian at Morgan Library, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.)
Joan Beam (Social sciences/humanities reference librarian at Morgan Library, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.)
Jennifer Monath (Social sciences/humanities reference librarian at Morgan Library, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

Telephone directories have been an integral part of most public and academic libraries for nearly a century. Telephone directories represent an anomaly among library collections; known to virtually all users, they nevertheless often go unrecognized when librarians discuss reference sources. The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to examine the history of telephone directory collections; second, to describe and analyze a survey of telephone directory collection use.

Citation

Ernest, D.J., Beam, J. and Monath, J. (1992), "Telephone directory use in an academic library", Reference Services Review, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 49-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049146

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MCB UP Ltd

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