LJ Reference Reviews: June 15, 2016

A valuable resource for students exploring American history at an introductory level; despite its shortcomings, this volume will be read cover to cover by theater buffs; a welcome addition to the large body of critical analysis on Alfred Hitchcock; Original Sources is a growing database that students will find useful and usable

LJ Reference Reviews: June 1, 2017

A stellar, comprehensive addition that will shed light on the War and Religion for a wide range of readers; undergraduates and informed general readers will be stimulated by thought-provoking Social Issues in Living Color; Socialism on Film brings socialist worlds to life; however, its offerings will need to be expanded to achieve analyses with true presence

Research at Risk? | Notable Government Documents 2016

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s on everyone’s minds: climate change and how to preserve the data.

LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2017

Amplify your music collections with the Encyclopedia of Classic Rock; presenting a wide range of research, this valuable title will help those dealing with Stress in the Modern World; a useful medical research database for institutions where accessibility is valued over rigor

LJ Reference Reviews: May 1, 2017

This enlightening, current, and easy-to-read medical reference is an excellent addition to libraries; although this work has a scholarly bent, general readers will be well served by its timeliness; APA Style CENTRAL is a worthwhile subscription and best for institutions where librarians can offer class in its use

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.