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.

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.