LJ Reference Reviews: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

LJ Reference Reviews: January 2017

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

SAGE Video | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2016

Libraries that support online curriculum development or serve faculty that engage in online content sharing and classroom support may find the addition of the SAGE Video platform to be of special value

LJ Reference Reviews: December 2016

This important work helps to develop community engagement in the field of ethnic studies; a multifaceted look at specters and their stories; a solid resource for African American Folklore; libraries serving serious film researchers will be interested in Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection

Database Updates | Reference 2017

More than a dozen recent and forthcoming reference databases and online products, organized by category.

LJ Reference Reviews: November 15, 2016

The Pregnancy Encyclopedia offers complete material in a simple format; varied strands of American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales argue effectively for the truths behind myths; Job & Career Accelerator meets the needs of virtually everyone

Career Resources | Reference eReviews, October 15, 2016

While working on this column, the unemployment rate has dipped below five percent for the first time since the beginning of 2008, yet the sense of urgency is still palpable.