L-135. Reference Sources for Researching Printed Western Americana - Advance Reading List
Reese, William S. “The 1993 Pforzheimer Lecture,” delivered at The New York Public Library, on booksellers who have specialized in Americana
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographical Citations: An Introductory Guide for the Perplexed.” AB Bookman’s Weekly (6 January 1997): 5–9. [PDF]
Silver, Joel. “Bibliographies, Checklists, and Catalogs: The Core of a Collector’s Reference Shelf.” Fine Books & Collections (January/February 2008). [PDF]
Those students with no experience or coursework in descriptive bibliography should also read:
Belanger, Terry. “Descriptive Bibliography.” In Book Collecting: A Modern Guide, edited by Jean Peters, 97–115. New York & London: R. R. Bowker Company, 1977.