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Government Surveillance and Declassified Documents | Reference eReviews

THOSE OF US WHO can bear to watch the news have learned much more about the intelligence-gathering capabilities of both governments and nongovernmental entities over the course of the last year than we probably care to know. What the resources examined here tell us is that governments have been in this business for a very long time.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

An invaluable source for anyone interested in human history and potential for good and evil; an excellent starting point for further research into a timely and current subject; Literary Print Culture is a high-quality database with material that isn’t available elsewhere

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990 | Reference eReviews

This rich and absorbing database will find a broad range of uses. It is suitable for large public libraries but is especially apt for academic institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, January 2018

A stellar source for students and general readers researching ethnic groups, especially by geographic distribution; whether consulted as a reference or read for pleasure, this is a stunning offering for all libraries; ProQuest History Vault provides access to untapped materials and offers background on the 20th-century social and political climate

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

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