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LJ Reference Reviews: May 1, 2017

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This enlightening, current, and easy-to-read medical reference is an excellent addition to libraries; although this work has a scholarly bent, general readers will be well served by its timeliness; APA Style CENTRAL is a worthwhile subscription and best for institutions where librarians can offer class in its use

LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2017

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A much-needed 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History; a succinct, timely overview of the complex U.S. judicial system; a mix-and-match group of e-resources about geography, rock and roll, comics history, engineering failures, and scientific successes

In-depth eResources: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and the Journal of Medical Insight

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The free content available in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias makes a worthy addition to any library collection; JoMI offers a valuable complement to classroom learning. The videos are of excellent quality and are in-depth yet brief

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Lots of sound information on the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of The World of the American West; an interesting conversation starter on a variety of brain-related topics; Niche Academy’s library-staff training modules will be of widespread value

LJ Reference Reviews: March 15, 2017

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This superb set on Christianity in the United States will appeal to both researchers and general readers; an ideal addition for all public libraries; the Oxford Research Encyclopedia is rich in detail and goes above and beyond the information available in other resources

Best Free Reference Websites & Apps

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INFOdocket editor Gary Price highlights the top free online resources and apps that should be at the fingertips of every reference librarian.

Best Databases of 2016

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The most highly acclaimed databases and digital reference products reviewed by LJ in 2016.

Best Reference Titles of 2016

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The top reference titles published in 2016, selected by a committee of LJ reviewers and editors.

Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

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The content that’s here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

Climate Change, Lifestyle Habits, ISIS, Britcoms, American Voting | Reference Short Takes, February 1, 2017

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A helpful baseline for a highly charged, scientifically complex topic; a handy overview of actionable wellness insights; a multifaceted, contextual snapshot of a troubling world force; critical insight into today’s disaffected voter climate