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Colonial America | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2015


There should be at least one copy of Adam Matthew’s Colonial America in each state within the United States, accessible to all American history researchers.

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LJ Reference Reviews: November 15, 2015


Terrorist organizations, the world of ballet, Gems & Crystals, plus a remarkable, multilayered digitized record of Colonial America

Survival Skills, Music Conservation, Parrots of the Wild, & More | Reference Short Takes, November 1, 2015


Emerson offers a solid (if scary) addition to the survival guide collections, an uplifting compendium for larger New Age collections, important knowledge from an expert on early musical instruments, a rich study of “the most human of birds”

Reference Best Sellers | Reference 2016


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.

American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820–1922; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research | Reference eReviews, November 1, 2015


With unique content combined with the superb quality and accessibility, American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820–1922 is a remarkable product; The Sage Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research isn’t quite as universal as the publisher claims

In with the (Mostly) New | Reference 2016


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.

Desert Roots


FamilySearch has more records pertaining to dead and living persons than any other organization in the world. Prompted by questions from Joe Garonzik, marketing director of, FamilySearch’s David Rencher and Paul Nauta recently explained how the material available at the free website came to be.