Secrets and Lies | African American Fiction (and More)

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Shhhhh! Wanna know a secret? Many characters in this month’s selections guard their privacy whether it’s because of shady business buried in their past or plunging into a marital affair. The gossip-worthy secrets may threaten a life or cause inner guilt, but they certainly add spice to this month’s novels by established African American authors.

Best Databases | Best Reference 2014

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Britannica Library, NAACP Papers, Silent Film Online, and more Best Databases of 2014 from the February 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Best Free Reference | Best Reference 2014

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These ten outstanding, and free, resources are wonderful for helping patrons with everything from art questions to earthquake information.

Best Print Reference | Best Reference 2014

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The best reference books of 2014 include a surprising gem: Courthouses of Georgia (Univ. of Georgia) as well as other encyclopedias and atlases, handbooks, and more.

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games

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The best video games of 2014, chosen by LJ’s gaming columnist, M. Brandon Robbins

Best Media 2014: Best Music

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The 2014 mainstream and under-the-radar music chosen by Steve Kemple and Matthew Moyer

Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels

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The best graphic novels of 2014 as chosen by Library Journal’s graphic novel columnists.

Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction

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The best nonfiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction

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The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Best Media 2014: Best Audio

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This year’s best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range.