Best Reference 2013

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Louis Shores, writing in 1939 in the second edition of his Basic Reference Sources, defined a reference book as “any book which is used to refer to for specific information.” Today’s “Best Reference Sources” can be found in reference and circulating collections, online, accessed on your laptop or iPhone, or even carried in your backpack. Here are the best of the year’s output.

Reference Reviews | February 15, 2014

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Reviews of American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, Sexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues, Mary Ellen Snodgrass’s World Clothing and Fashion: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

Reference Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Anthony Lo Bello’s Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots, Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Reference Short Takes | February 1, 2014

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Short Takes of quick-shot primers, absorbing cultural studies, in-depth pocket pals, and more from the February 1 issue.

Reference ereviews | February 1, 2014

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Collection selectors should give Choice Reviews Online a trial run; the Research Monitor Database offers high-quality research information and is easy to use.

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Reference Reviews | January 2014

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Reviews of Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson’s The World Atlas of Wine, Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes & Heroines, John Grant’s A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide, and a list of titles from the January issue.

Q&A: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

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Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts talks to LJ about Who’s Who in the Bible, from the January issue

The First World War and PeerJ | eReviews

eReviews of The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment and PeerJ.

Victorian Women, College Sports, and Street Food | Reference

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Reviews of Daily Life of Victorian Women, College Sports Traditions, and Street Food Around the World, plus a full list of Reference titles from the December 2013 issue.

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