n Mousaion - A review of books on information seeking and retrieval research
Africa : a guide to reference material, 2nd revised and expanded edition, J. McIlwaine, (comp) : book review

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



Professor McIlwaine states that the majority of titles are primarily concerned with factual data rather than interpretation, and that their arrangement is intended to facilitate rapid consultation rather than requiring the whole text to be scanned to locate facts. Analysing continuing publications such as yearbooks, directories and statistical bulletins proved to be problematic as few libraries have complete collections of these.

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