Dear Folks,

See my article below on systematic bibliography, which is the general term for this category of publication.  As for being tested within our community--this article was widely required in LIS programs around the country for years.  For many years, every student who went through the UCLA program read it (required by other faculty, not me), starting well before I went there to teach.

Bates, Marcia J. "Rigorous Systematic Bibliography." RQ 16 (Fall 1976): 7-26.

It also appears in shortened form in White, Howard D., Marcia J. Bates, and Patrick Wilson. For Information Specialists: Interpretations of Reference and Bibliographic Work. Norwood, NJ: Ablex 1992.


Marcia J. Bates, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Editor, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed.
Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520 USA
Tel: 310-206-9353
Fax: 310-206-4460