LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2017

A much-needed 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History; a succinct, timely overview of the complex U.S. judicial system; a mix-and-match group of e-resources about geography, rock and roll, comics history, engineering failures, and scientific successes

In-depth eResources: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and the Journal of Medical Insight

The free content available in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias makes a worthy addition to any library collection; JoMI offers a valuable complement to classroom learning. The videos are of excellent quality and are in-depth yet brief

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

Lots of sound information on the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of The World of the American West; an interesting conversation starter on a variety of brain-related topics; Niche Academy’s library-staff training modules will be of widespread value

LJ Reference Reviews: March 15, 2017

This superb set on Christianity in the United States will appeal to both researchers and general readers; an ideal addition for all public libraries; the Oxford Research Encyclopedia is rich in detail and goes above and beyond the information available in other resources

Best Free Reference Websites & Apps of 2016

INFOdocket editor Gary Price highlights the top free online resources and apps that should be at the fingertips of every reference librarian.

Best Databases of 2016

The most highly acclaimed databases and digital reference products reviewed by LJ in 2016.

Best Reference Titles of 2016

The top reference titles published in 2016, selected by a committee of LJ reviewers and editors.

Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

The content that’s here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

Climate Change, Lifestyle Habits, ISIS, Britcoms, American Voting | Reference Short Takes, February 1, 2017

A helpful baseline for a highly charged, scientifically complex topic; a handy overview of actionable wellness insights; a multifaceted, contextual snapshot of a troubling world force; critical insight into today’s disaffected voter climate

History of Mass Tourism | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2017

Academic libraries, particularly ones that specialize in hospitality management and business, will welcome this addition to their database collections. Public libraries might also find this a worthy offering, though it may not be a high-budget priority.