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.

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.

eReviews Oxford Scholarly Editions Online | November 15, 2012

A review of the “game-changing” collection, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

eReviews JSTOR | November 1, 2012

A review of the JSTOR database.

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