Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

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Rather than base their work on the world as it is, speculative fiction authors are free to imagine any sort of society in our future.

Narrative Arc | Audio Spotlight

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Creating an audiobook is an art form that requires more collaboration and work than many people realize, and the professionals who produce audiobooks often hope you won’t notice their best work. Listening to an audiobook is a small-scale, intimate experience. But putting it all together, from text to publication, involves a lot of personnel, many […]

Serving Self-Publishing | Self-Publishing & Libraries

In my position as Acquisitions manager at the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), I serve as the main point of contact for self-published authors hoping to be included in our collection. Oftentimes when I speak with them, the conversation turns from the consideration of their book to the challenges of the industry in general. They […]

Best Databases | Best Reference 2015

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Cheryl LaGuardia and Bonnie Swoger round up the best databases

Best Print Reference | Best Reference 2015

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The best print reference resources of 2015

Reference Best Sellers | Reference 2016

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The reference titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor April–September 2015.

New Databases Releases | Reference 2016

Dozens of new and forthcoming databases to consider for your library’s electronic collections, with release dates indicated. Also listed are resources that were released in previous years that are still worth considering.

New Reference Releases | Reference 2016

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New and recent reference titles in categories from arts to science.

In with the (Mostly) New | Reference 2016

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Like a spiffy wardrobe, a great reference toolbox is frequently updated. The following apps and websites will put some spring in your reference step. Some of them will be unfamiliar to you, and while others may be old friends, we’ve highlighted their lesser-known but convenient (or just cool) ­features.

All in the Family | Reference 2016

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Top genealogy books, databases, and websites that will be useful to anyone interested in constructing their family tree.