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.

LJ Reference Reviews: March 1, 2017

A well-written primer that captures the prominence of media in modern-day American politics; a superb addition to academic libraries and collections supporting veterans’ services; this rich and absorbing database is especially apt for institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender

LJ Reference Reviews: February 15, 2017

A solid start for general readers wanting to know more about historical landmarks; The Oxford Companion to Cheese belongs on the shelf of every library and foodie; musical theater aficionados will enjoy the backstories of their favorites; a worthy purchase for school, public, and community college libraries

LJ Reference Reviews: February 1, 2017

This snapshot of the current social movements is a solid first source for research; this significant work deserves a place in all libraries; a promising and abundant database that has potential appeal to researchers and browsers alike

Military History | Reference eReviews, January 2017

THESE VARIED resources provide access to military, defense, and intelligence-related publications and peer-reviewed scholarship.

LJ Reference Reviews: January 2017

An artistically stunning and eminently browsable title suited for lovers of medicine; Snodgrass sheds light on a side of American history often left out of textbooks; this ProQuest Central subcollection stands alone for supporting course studies