Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)

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LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.
Major areas of coverage include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Book reviews
  • CD-ROMs
  • Computer science applications
  • Information centres
  • Information management
  • Information science
  • Information storage
  • Information technology
  • Internet technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Librarianship
  • Libraries and archives
  • Library management
  • Library technology
  • Library use and users
  • Medical information
  • Online information retrieval
  • Publishing and bookselling
  • Records management
  • Telecommunications
  • Technical services
  • World Wide Web


Click on the "Help" link in the upper right corner of any screen.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

RSS feeds and alerts; RefWorks citation tool; ProQuest My Research account to save, tag, organize and share research.

Dates covered

1969 - present.

Updating frequency

Every two weeks.


Journals, conference proceedings, book reviews, research reports, unpublished research, web sites, and Scholar Profiles from COS Scholar Universe.

A current journal source list is available from

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts, links to websites, and Scholar Profiles.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Library and Information Science Abstracts (1969-1997) Alexander REF AI3 .L581

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