LJ Reference | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

The World of Renaissance Italy offers incredible riches for advanced high school students, nonspecialist undergraduates, and general readers; Magill’s Literary Annual, 2017, will satisfy writers, editors, and academics studying current literature; Gale Small Business Builder will be a welcome resource for undergraduates, instructors, and, above all, entrepreneurs at any stage of establishing a business

LJ Reference | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

The Definitive Shakespeare Companionis lively, approachable, and provides a wealth of material and analysis; Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East should find a home in any library serving undergraduates; there’s no question that Secret Files offers valuable primary source material; however, libraries should seek a free trial before committing to purchase

LJ Reference | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

The Ancient World will be helpful to high school and undergraduate students; a terrific starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about The Vietnam War; for adult fans of all things werewolf, there’s The Werewolf Filmography; plus six databases and websites that will be of use to academic and public libraries

LJ Reference | Review Alert, August 2017

A beneficial overview of Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America; this richly informative work introduces ties among food, culture, religion, and history; for those with an interest in black history and historical trivia; Arcadian Library Online is primarily for scholars and researchers with a deep interest in the influence of the Middle East on the West

Middle Eastern Politics | Reference eReviews

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar provides users of all levels with a comprehensive view of the material; Brill’s representation of the history and culture of the Middle East supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines; seamless navigation to vital content throughout, along with the powerful Qur’an suite of tools, places Oxford Islamic Studies Online in a “must-have” category

Britannica Original Sources | Reference eReviews

This is a growing resource, and it’s to be expected that the content will evolve to represent a greater diversity of genders and ethnicities. A worthwhile purchase.

Omnigraphics’ Health Series Online | Reference eReviews

Omnigraphics’ Health Reference Series is a valuable medical resource, but a trial period is recommended before a final decision is made regarding purchase.

LJ Reference Reviews: July 2017

Tucker’s work is best for undergraduate students of military history; an ideal volume for anyone with a serious interest in The Beatles; The Elements are the building blocks of our world, deserving a place in every school and public library; Brill’s valuable resource on the Middle East and Islamic Studies supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines

LJ Reference Reviews: June 15, 2016

A valuable resource for students exploring American history at an introductory level; despite its shortcomings, this volume will be read cover to cover by theater buffs; a welcome addition to the large body of critical analysis on Alfred Hitchcock; Original Sources is a growing database that students will find useful and usable

LJ Reference Reviews: June 1, 2017

A stellar, comprehensive addition that will shed light on the War and Religion for a wide range of readers; undergraduates and informed general readers will be stimulated by thought-provoking Social Issues in Living Color; Socialism on Film brings socialist worlds to life; however, its offerings will need to be expanded to achieve analyses with true presence