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Newspaper Reference Methods

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Robert W. Desmond

Newspaper Reference Methods

The peculiar problem of the newspaper reference library is that of speed in answering questions. An enormous amount of information is needed to build the background of the news in an intelligently edited newspaper, and it must be available instantly. This manual, written by a professor of journalism, is addressed to the newspaperman librarian, who tends to file too little material, and the library-school librarian, who is inclined to keep everything. It is a handbook of technical instructions for classifying and cataloguing, for reorganizing existing libraries and for building up new ones. -Helen Gregory MacGill, McGill University

-JSTOR: The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Nov., 1934), pp. 424

Newspaper Reference Methods

Robert W. Desmond was a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley.

Newspaper Reference Methods

The peculiar problem of the newspaper reference library is that of speed in answering questions. An enormous amount of information is needed to build the background of the news in an intelligently edited newspaper, and it must be available instantly. This manual, written by a professor of journalism, is addressed to the newspaperman librarian, who tends to file too little material, and the library-school librarian, who is inclined to keep everything. It is a handbook of technical instructions for classifying and cataloguing, for reorganizing existing libraries and for building up new ones. -Helen Gregory MacGill, McGill University

-JSTOR: The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Nov., 1934), pp. 424