Reference

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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.

Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War | Reference eReviews

There’s no question that Secret Files offers valuable primary source material. However, given the high price, those who have a large collection budget and serve scholars of these subjects should seek out a free trial before committing to ­purchasing.

Gale Small Business Builder | Reference eReviews

With applications that are varied and full of potential, Gale Small Business Builder will be a welcome resource for undergraduates, instructors, and, above all, entrepreneurs at any stage of establishing a business.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

With the breadth of subjects covered, this coffee-table volume of Remarkable Books is for the curious adult mind but accessible enough for younger readers; an exceptional and well-organized work on Race in American Film; Migrations to New Worlds is a worthwhile database for colleges, universities, and large public libraries

Streaming Media | Reference eReviews

There was once a time when music fans had to buy albums because that was the only way they could hear songs that were never played on the radio. Here, Naxos, Alexander Street, and DRAM have a lovely gift for those patrons. And for those who recall marveling at the opportunity to own and play movies at home, Kanopy, Digital Theatre, and Swank share an exciting HD experience.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This well-organized, clearly written, and accessible compilation of African American History offers a solid reference for a wide range of users; highly recommended for genealogists researching individuals who may have been involved in the Indian Wars of the American South, 1610–1858; 11 e-resources that allow users to stream almost anything from anywhere