Reference

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Government Surveillance and Declassified Documents | Reference eReviews

THOSE OF US WHO can bear to watch the news have learned much more about the intelligence-gathering capabilities of both governments and nongovernmental entities over the course of the last year than we probably care to know. What the resources examined here tell us is that governments have been in this business for a very long time.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

An invaluable source for anyone interested in human history and potential for good and evil; an excellent starting point for further research into a timely and current subject; Literary Print Culture is a high-quality database with material that isn’t available elsewhere

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990 | Reference eReviews

This rich and absorbing database will find a broad range of uses. It is suitable for large public libraries but is especially apt for academic institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, January 2018

A stellar source for students and general readers researching ethnic groups, especially by geographic distribution; whether consulted as a reference or read for pleasure, this is a stunning offering for all libraries; ProQuest History Vault provides access to untapped materials and offers background on the 20th-century social and political climate

A Dictionary Gets a Makeover | Behind the Book

Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle are coauthors of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (Rowman & ­Littlefield). The first edition of the dictionary was published in 2007 and the second this past July.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, December 2017

For undergraduates and general readers interested in the development of seafaring technology; for academic and larger public libraries, Kabatchnik offers a window into the theatergoing experience of the time; a valuable addition to libraries that assist students and teachers of Western canon literature

LJ Reference | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

Young adults working on school assignments, or looking for adventure, and general adult readers will be struck by the wonder of it all; lovers of ancient Egyptian and African history will enjoy learning more about this natural resource; advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and practitioners of urban design will find this work stimulating and visionary

Reference as Resistance | Reference 2018

Libraries have always engaged in activism, but today the fight is more relevant than ever, with publishers offering relevant titles and librarians stepping up to vet fake news.

Not So Trivial Pursuit | Reference 2018

Trivia programs are fun ways to entice patrons to the library—and a great opportunity to provide a public face for reference librarianship.

Media Literacy E-Resources | Reference 2018

These free resources make combating fake news and identifying misinformation easier than ever.