LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2017

Amplify your music collections with the Encyclopedia of Classic Rock; presenting a wide range of research, this valuable title will help those dealing with Stress in the Modern World; a useful medical research database for institutions where accessibility is valued over rigor

LJ Reference Reviews: May 1, 2017

This enlightening, current, and easy-to-read medical reference is an excellent addition to libraries; although this work has a scholarly bent, general readers will be well served by its timeliness; APA Style CENTRAL is a worthwhile subscription and best for institutions where librarians can offer class in its use

LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2017

A much-needed 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History; a succinct, timely overview of the complex U.S. judicial system; a mix-and-match group of e-resources about geography, rock and roll, comics history, engineering failures, and scientific successes

In-depth eResources: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and the Journal of Medical Insight

The free content available in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias makes a worthy addition to any library collection; JoMI offers a valuable complement to classroom learning. The videos are of excellent quality and are in-depth yet brief

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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