Apartheid South Africa, 1948–1980 | Reference eReviews, March 1, 2015


This collection gives ready, granular access (thanks to meticulous metadata) to an exhaustive archive of formerly confidential material.

Oxford Historical Treaties; Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2015


It’s hard to imagine why any academic library serving legal and history scholars wouldn’t subscribe to Oxford Historical Treaties; Elsevier delivers high-quality reference sources into one platform for a much easier user experience.

Arab World Research Source; Morningstar Investment Research Center | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2015


There’s useful content to be found in Arab World Research Source, but it’s somewhat uneven and sometimes quirky; Morningstar Investment Research Center is a valuable tool for public libraries with the available budget.

Scholarly Metrics | Reference eReviews, January 2015


Connolly and Golderman investigate the burgeoning field of scholarly metrics and here review Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters), Plum Analytics’s PlumX, Altmetric for Institutions, and Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities.

The Loeb Classical Library from Harvard University Press | Reference eReviews, December 2014


An important print resource is now online. The texts here will be useful to history, literature, and classics students at all levels and are recommended for academic libraries, especially those with large programs studying classic writings.

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies; Impactstory | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2014


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


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


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


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


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.