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LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Lots of sound information on the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of The World of the American West; an interesting conversation starter on a variety of brain-related topics; Niche Academy’s library-staff training modules will be of widespread value

LJ Reference Reviews: March 15, 2017

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This superb set on Christianity in the United States will appeal to both researchers and general readers; an ideal addition for all public libraries; the Oxford Research Encyclopedia is rich in detail and goes above and beyond the information available in other resources

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Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

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The content that’s here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

History of Mass Tourism | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2017

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Academic libraries, particularly ones that specialize in hospitality management and business, will welcome this addition to their database collections. Public libraries might also find this a worthy offering, though it may not be a high-budget priority.

LJ Reference Reviews: March 1, 2017

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A well-written primer that captures the prominence of media in modern-day American politics; a superb addition to academic libraries and collections supporting veterans’ services; this rich and absorbing database is especially apt for institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender

LJ Reference Reviews: February 15, 2017

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A solid start for general readers wanting to know more about historical landmarks; The Oxford Companion to Cheese belongs on the shelf of every library and foodie; musical theater aficionados will enjoy the backstories of their favorites; a worthy purchase for school, public, and community college libraries

LJ Reference Reviews: February 1, 2017

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This snapshot of the current social movements is a solid first source for research; this significant work deserves a place in all libraries; a promising and abundant database that has potential appeal to researchers and browsers alike

Military History | Reference eReviews, January 2017

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THESE VARIED resources provide access to military, defense, and intelligence-related publications and peer-reviewed scholarship.

LJ Reference Reviews: January 2017

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An artistically stunning and eminently browsable title suited for lovers of medicine; Snodgrass sheds light on a side of American history often left out of textbooks; this ProQuest Central subcollection stands alone for supporting course studies