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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.

American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965; Global Plants | Reference eReviews

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A database of documents that are intended to “collect, preserve, and interpret the unfolding history of American enterprise.” A digital library of plant specimens from around the world.

China: Reference eReviews

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As of July 2014, China continues to be the world’s most populous country. The resources we examine here focus on the China of today and look at the country’s past, from China Data Online to Policing the Shanhai International Settlement, 1894–1945.

Voxgov; GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections | Reference eReviews

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Voxgov provides access to “unfiltered original source news, media, and information from all branches of the U.S. federal government….” An ebook platform that covers the breadth of the geoscience disciplines

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.

Cold War Intelligence Online; Core Concepts: Chemistry | Reference eReviews

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A collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents illustrating the U.S. intelligence community’s spying on the USSR throughout the Cold War; an online chemistry resource for middle school and high school students.

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.

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.

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924–1950, U.S. Political Stats | Reference eReviews

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Highly recommended for public, academic, and special libraries everywhere, a boon to students and frontline librarians for the ads alone; U.S. Political Stats is not a database for a cash-strapped library…but may be a worthwhile time-saver.

ProQuest’s NAACP Papers, History Vault & Treehouse | Reference eReviews

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An essential acquisition for libraries serving scholars in civil and human rights, American history, criminal justice, social choice and political theory, military history, and sociology; an effective part of an educational program.

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