LJ Reference Reviews: February 15, 2016

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The Handy English Grammar Answer Book doesn’t replace a traditional grammar text, an absorbing look into the world of reference resources, approachable neuroscience, a straightforward database of genealogical sources

Migration to New Worlds; MyHeritage Library Edition | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2016

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Migration to New Worlds takes advantage of current technology and search accessibility while retaining the best aspects of a large archive; MyHeritage Library Edition is an excellent tool for public libraries that serve an audience of family historians

Sage’s Business Researcher | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2016

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Business Researcher is solid overall; however, the searching functionality needs improvement.

Asian American Leadership, Portlandness, British Lit on Film, Whoniverse, & More | Reference Short Takes, February 1, 2016

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An illuminating look at the achievements of Asian Americans, an offbeat yet nifty media tie-in showcases the art of cartography, a worthwhile symphonic exploration of the conductor’s craft, a well-timed primer on the elements of proper discourse, a relevant cultural literacy tool

LJ Reference Reviews: February 1, 2016

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The Encyclopedia of Archival Science will be a go-to resource for years to come; solid overall, Business Researcher is a valuable acquisition

Fashion Collections | Reference eReviews, January 1, 2016

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VENTURING INTO new territory with this column, we look at a number of fashion-related resources that cover a full spectrum of possibilities.

100 Years of National Parks | LJ Reviews

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In observance of the centennial of the National Parks Service’s founding, several publishers are releasing works that examine the history of the parks and the beauty and adventure to be found within their borders.

LJ Reference Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Outstanding Working Americans, 1880–2015; a breezy guide to retirement; 100 years of national parks; e-reviews of fashion collections, including the Berg Fashion Library, Vogue Archive, Fashion Studies Online, and more

Ideas Roadshow; IGI Global | Reference eReviews, December 1, 2015

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Ideas Roadshow is a remarkable, reasonably priced product enthusiastically recommended for public, academic, and school libraries; helpful technology-related videos from IGI Global

LJ Reference Reviews: December 1, 2015

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The African American experience; the history of law without the legalese; movies that stimulate discussion and debate; plus databases that feature conversations with researchers and technology-related video lectures