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SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

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A must-buy for sf aficionados and infographic enthusiasts; Stevenson delivers a superb tome to pore over or dip into selectively; Womack gives a wealth of information on the famous band in two volumes.

Q&A: Mike Sweet

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Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. Sweet, the CEO of Credo Reference here talks to LJ about information literacy and advocacy.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

The Loeb Classical Library from Harvard University Press | Reference eReviews, December 2014

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An important print resource is now online. The texts here will be useful to history, literature, and classics students at all levels and are recommended for academic libraries, especially those with large programs studying classic writings.

Guides to Food History, Publishing, Magical Realism, World Religions, with New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, December 2014

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Herman’s friendly and supportive guide to the publishing industry, The Norton Anthology of World Religions allows readers to draw their own conclusions, an essential heralded genealogical resource, Tucci’s clever Investing Answer Book.

Best Sellers: Reference, November 2014

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From the Guinness World Records 2015 to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies; Impactstory | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2014

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The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies will serve social science scholars who are serious about humor. Impactstory is recommended for faculty, librarians, and researchers moved through the academic ranks.

California Wines, the Planets, Modern Arabic, & More | Reference Reviews, November 15, 2014 Issue

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A starting point for exploring the world of California wines but not essential; a handy volume packed with the latest scientific observational analysis; a useful dictionary for scholars and interpreters; a massive, up-to-date undertaking on the field of information science and technology.

Q&A: Thomas Leitch | Reference 2015

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Thomas Leitch’s Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Johns Hopkins, 2014; see review, LJ 11/1/14, p. 91) examines ideas surrounding accuracy and authority in the academy today and challenges what readers think they know about Wikipedia, its contributors, and its users. Via email, Leitch recently answered some questions about his new title.

Short-Term Loan, Long-Term | Reference 2015

Not for the first time, librarians and publishers are confronting what can feel like an impasse. The system of short-term loan (STL) of e-monographs, which was conceived as a form of digital interlibrary loan (ILL), is seen by many libraries as the only way they can afford to provide such materials and by many publishers as the beginning of the end of their business.

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