LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2016

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A valuable resource for the serious student/researcher of U.S. naval history; a timely and well-written Voting Rights Under Fire; an enthralling and straightforward Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790–1920

LJ Reference Reviews: March 15, 2016

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A complete but esoteric Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales; an essential overview of U.S. water development policy; the Bible’s influence on the arts; A Reference Module for Food Science defined by currency and expert authorship

LJ Reference Reviews: March 1, 2016

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Brandreth’s Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations should be read cover to cover; 4,000 years’ of literary history; Friedland’s Eatymology will enlighten and entertain; a one-stop resource for Veterans in the United States

Best Databases | Best Reference 2015

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Cheryl LaGuardia and Bonnie Swoger round up the best databases

Best Free Reference | Best Reference 2015

The best free reference resources online

Best Print Reference | Best Reference 2015

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The best print reference resources of 2015

Reptiles and Amphibians, Muscle Cars, and Veteran Statistics | Reference Short Takes, March 1, 2016

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A fun, fascinating fairy-tale theater featuring toads, snakes, and more; an immersive tour of Earth’s history; an essential update of an amphibian-related resource; high-octane fodder for car enthusiasts; a colorful guide to the ­“carpenters” within the world of birds; a volume that will be a valuable one-stop resource for U.S. veterans

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.