Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT – I: Historical Development
Scope of the Discipline and its Development
Research Trends in Humanities: Religion, Philosophy, Fine Arts and Literature

UNIT – II: User Studies and Information Seeking Behaviour
Information Needs of Users
Information Seeking Behaviour
User Studies: Importance, Objectives, and Types
Planning User Survey
Methods of User Service

UNIT – III: Information Sources and Evaluation
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources
Evaluation of Secondary Sources: Print and Electronic Resources

UNIT – IV: Databases and Internet Services
Networked and Distributed Databases
Consortia and Subject Gateways
Internet Resources and Services

UNIT – V: Role of Contributors and Institutions
Activities of Research Institutions and Professional Organisations in the Growth and
Development of Humanities with Particular Reference to India, UK and USA
Contributions made by the Prominent Thinkers in the field of Religion, Philosophy, Fine Arts and Literature

Recommended Books
1. ASHEIM (Lester), et al. Humanities and the library: problem in the interpretation, evaluation and use of library materials. 1970. ALA, Chicago.
2. BALAY (Robert), Ed. Guide to reference books. Ed.11. 1996. ALA, Chicago.
3. CHANDLER (G). How to find out about literature. Rev. Ed. 5. 1982. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
4. CRANE (R S). Idea of the humanities. v. 1. 1967. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
5. JONES (W T). Sciences and the humanities: conflict and reconciliation. 1965. University of California Press, Berkeley.
6 KENNA (Stephanie) and Ross (Seamus), Ed. Networking in the humanities: Proceeding. 1995. Bowker-Saur, London.