LIS 640 - Select bibliography
- Dewey, PR. 1998.
303 software packages to use in your library:
descriptions, evaluations, and practical advice.
American Library Association.
IMSSTK Z678.9.A4U626 1998.
- Pfaffenberger, B. 1995.
Que's computer & Internet dictionary, 6th ed.
IMSREF QA76.15.P39 1995.
Novice-oriented definitions of most of the terms commonly used
in software reviews.
- Computers in libraries. IMSPER.
- PC magazine. IMSPER.
- Corbly, J.E. 1997.
"Upgrading application software:
problems and perspectives".
Information technology and libraries.
16 (4): 193-196.
Includes a list of ten guidelines.
- Library and information science abstracts.
Look in the subject index under "Software"
and its narrower terms
or under specific package names
(e.g., "Microsoft Powerpoint").
- Library literature and information science
(formerly Library literature).
Look under "Computer software",
especially under the subheading "Reviews";
also under specific types listed under "See
- Microcomputer abstracts
(formerly Microcomputer index).
- Library Literature.
(On FIMS LAN: Information Resources|Library Literature CD -
Search on the name of the package
or use appropriate generic words such as
or subject headings such as "spreadsheets-computer-
Dialog online databases
Files 233, 256, and 278
comprise the OneSearch category SOFTWARE.
- File 61.
LISA (Library & Information Science Abstracts).
Free-text search on name of package.
- File 233.
Internet & personal computing abstracts.
(formerly Microcomputer abstracts,
formerly Microcomputer index). 1981- .
Indexes and abstracts a wide variety of publications relating to
including reviews of software (graded A-F for degree of
- File 256.
Softbase: reviews, companies, and products
(formerly Business software database).
Includes product descriptions and abstracts of reviews.
- File 275.
Gale Group Computer database. 1983- .
Indexes and abstracts articles on computers, telecommunications,
Full text of many items.
- File 278. Microcomputer software guide online.
Ordering information, technical specifications,
subject classifications, and brief descriptions.
For information on other Dialog databases,
see the Dialog Bluesheets.
Available through the University Library System Website
- ProQuest direct - ABI Inform - Global Research.
Search by keyword in Product Name field in Guided Search.
Many items are full-text.
Some help files
are available on the FIMS Intranet
- Compucentre corporate - home
Catalog of products from various vendors.
- CNET.com - Downloads - PC.
Huge number of selections,
giving number of downloads for each.
- Jumbo! Free & shareware MP3 files, games,
screen savers & computer software.
"Over 300,000 Shareware and Freeware Programs".
- NetLingo dictionary of Internet words:
a glossary of Internet jargon
with definitions of terminology &....
Hundreds of definitions of technical and slang terms
relating to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
- PC Magazine - www.pcmag.com - the independent guide to
Gives access to much of the material from the printed magazine.
- Product information - UWO Campus Computer Store
Academic prices for software from Adobe, Inprise/Borland,
Claris, Corel, Microsoft, and Symantec.
- Tucows Downloads -
Download the best software, shareware, freeware, demos, themes,
Provides ratings of, and pointers to, a variety of software,
- TuDogs: Logon.
"The Ultimate Directory of Gratis Software",
requires registration with e-mail address.
- Welcome to Future Shop.
Includes Canadian prices on many software products.
- ZDNet: AnchorDesk home page.
Current computer-related news,
plus basic information about companies and products.
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