Cheryl LaGuardia

About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.

Asian Film Online | Reference eReviews, March 15, 2015


Asian Film Online: Volume 1 is a streaming video collection of nearly 690 feature films, documentaries, animations, and shorts selected by film scholars and critics.

Apartheid South Africa, 1948–1980 | Reference eReviews, March 1, 2015


This collection gives ready, granular access (thanks to meticulous metadata) to an exhaustive archive of formerly confidential material.

Best Databases 2013 | Best Reference


Database reviewer LaGuardia outlines her picks for the best resources of the year, including her favorite rerelease, a great option for the job seekers in your library. For a list of the databases lauded by our readers, see

Reference eReviews | June 15, 2013

Reference eReviews from the June 15 issue.

Reference eReviews | May 15, 2013

The latest reference eReviews from the May 15 issue.

Reference eReviews | May 1, 2013

An ereview of Merriam-Webster Unabridged.

Reference eReviews | Modern Genocide | April 1, 2013

Review of the online database Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences.

Reference: ereviews: Career Cruising 2.0 | March 15, 2013

Cheryl LaGuardia examines Career Cruising 2.0.

Reference: ereviews | March 1, 2013

A review of the digital African American Historical Serials Collection.

Reference eReviews | February 15, 2013

Cheryl LaGuardia reviews the database.