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Harvard Library Staff Contribute 33 Chapters to Magazines for Libraries

The team of Harvard librarians and staff who contributed to Magazines for Libraries gather around the new edition; not all are pictured.
January 22, 2004 -- The 12th edition of Magazines for Libraries (R.R. Bowker, 2003) includes 33 chapters written by Harvard librarians and staff. The book is a selective, annotated bibliography of nearly 6,900 journals chosen by experts in their respective fields, and consists of 158 chapters on subjects ranging from Aggregators to Biological Sciences, Civil Liberties, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Folklore, History, Latino Studies, Literary Reviews, the Middle East, Paleontology, Psychology, Sexuality, Urban Studies, and much more.

First published by R.R. Bowker and Bill Katz in 1969, the book selects and reviews magazines and periodicals for elementary and secondary school, public, academic, or special libraries. The MFL serves as a standard collection management tool for librarians around the world who use the reference work to decide if a particular title is right for their library. Librarians also use the book to instruct users in thinking critically about sources and to assist users in finding the best serial for a specific interest.

Cheryl LaGuardia, Head of Instructional Services for the College Library, is the Editor of the volume, and Jeff Kosokoff, Head of Reference Services at Lamont Library, is Assistant Editor.



Following are the contributing librarians and their chapter topic:


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