Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) provides indexing and abstracting coverage of topics that include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management, among others. It covers journal articles from about 600 publications, plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings.

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Dates covered

Varies for each journal with some coverage dating back to the early 1960s.

Updating frequency

Updated regularly.


Journals, books, research reports, and conference proceedings.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts and occasional links to full text. Coverage for some titles includes only selected articles that are relevant to the field.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Duplicates in large part the print version of the title Information Science & Technology Abstracts: ISTA (and its previous title) shelved at ALEXANDER REF Z699.A1D6 1966-2004

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