THE LIBRARY RESOURCES
The SIPC-WVCST Miagao Campus Library provides materials that would best support the curriculum. The library maintains numerous and varied collections of reference materials. These are resources provided by the library that could readily answer any question posed by the customers or at least direct to a source that would answer the same.
Different categories of reference books could answer to various types of questions. There are general library resources that will help students become familiar with the subject and there are specialized resources that will help them once they get beyond a general understanding of their topic.
1.Encyclopaedias’ – comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically. They generally provide a convenient source of background information.
2.Dictionaries – reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning, pronunciation and etymology.
3.Atlases – these are collections of maps that include excellent information about climate, topography, population density and economic and historical conditions. Atlases can also focus on specific subjects, such as history or art or literature.
4.Gazetteers – a geographical dictionary that includes brief descriptive, geographical, historical and/or statistical information on specific places.
5.Indexes – are usually thought of as guides to articles in periodicals and newspapers. It is also a systematically arranged list giving enough information about each item to enable it to be identified and traced.
6.Handbooks/Manuals – also frequently referred to as manuals, handbooks are typically practitioners’ guides to specific fields. They are written or compiled to furnish information about a special subject quickly. Subjects include for example Parenting, Body Care or How to Apply Make-up. It is probably the most difficult to explain because books in it have so little in common.
7.Directories – typically provide contact information for people and organizations, but may also provide additional background information as well.
8.Almanacs – are books of facts, usually published annually. It contains tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the calendar. You’ll find short articles about news events from the year of publication, statistics and general information on topics such as the birthdays of actors, calorie charts and lists of presidents and vice-presidents.
9.Yearbooks – it is annual compilation of miscellaneous current information in descriptive, statistical or directory form. Yearbooks can provide statistical data as well as topical articles updating information in a variety of areas.
10.Non – book Collections – are collections of materials in electronic forms such as, CDROMs, DVDs’, Tapes, Microfilm, Multimedia projectors, TV/DVD Sets etc. These are used as instructional and supplementary materials in the teaching and learning process.