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What to Keep in Mind When Conducting a Reference Interview

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by Dave Harmeyer Some of the tips to remember when improving your reference interview skills go back to basics. They begin with studying the approaches that your patrons have to the library. We may assume that patrons want to find information themselves, usually on the Internet. But by the time they make the effort to […]

Facts That Astonish, Everything To Know About Zombies, Race and Racism in the United States, & More | Reference Reviews

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Well-rounded essays offer concise perspectives of the vice president’s time in office, a fascinating, informative collection that anyone interested in the history of zombies will want to read, a focus on Muhammad and his legacy.

People of the Founding Era; PrivCo | Reference eReviews

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While PFE is not an intuitively obvious resource…it does offer access to information on individuals who have otherwise been ignored by mainstream historical documentation; PrivCo simplifies research and is recommended for academic institutions.

Urban Landscapes, Mythic Traditions, Magill’s Medical Guide | Reference Reviews

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Atlas of Cities celebrates the urban landscape’s past, present, and potential for the future, Leeming’s likable and helpful work is recommended for public and high school library collections, expanded coverage of material related to aging, neuroscience, medical diseases, and infectious diseases

Humor Studies, American English, plus Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews

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Laughter is the best medicine, and there is a good deal present here, a fascinating look at the American English language that will do well in circulating collections, a contemporary academic treatment to William Shakespeare’s use of plant and garden terminology.

Facts To Make Your Mouth Drop, Oxford’s Dictionary of Journalism, Contemporary Slang, & More | Reference Reviews

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Titles like Facts To Make Your Mouth Drop are somewhat addictive, providing entertainment and plenty of laughs; a very affordable resource for journalism schools and reference collections in large public libraries

Transparent Language Online; Rosetta Stone Library Solution | Reference eReviews

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TLO offers not only a wide variety of languages but also different forms of some languages (both Urdu and Urdu–transliterated, for example); Rosetta Stone is popular, but libraries might be better off with a more comprehensive language-learning service.

What’s the Best Database of 2014?

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ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

Angling, History, Law, and Pricing Guides | Reference Short Takes

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Consider the Fisherman’s Bible for more complete angler collections only; a recommended ready reference on a growing demographic; an illuminating compendium for money-crunching history buffs

The LGBT Experience | Reference eReviews & E-Short Takes

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Librarians Connolly and Golderman examine the resources that deliver—via text and film—archival history, scholarly research, and popular thought relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) experience in all its variations.

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