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Meaning & definition of Guide to Literature

A guide to literature assists a user to use literature of a specific subject. It helps to evaluate and introduce literature. It lays emphasis on literature rather than the content of a specific subject. It mainly covers secondary and tertiary sources of information.
Example:
  • Reader’s guide to the social sciences, edited by Bert F. Hoselitz, revised edition, New York, Free Press, 1970.
  • Guide to historical literature, by American Historical Association, New York, Macmillan, 1961.
  • Use of biological literature, edited by R.T. Bottle and H.V. Wyatt, 2nd ed., London, Butterworths, 1971.
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