Three Decades of Excellence

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Thirty years have passed since the Notable Government Documents selection process was first introduced. An initiative of the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA), it was designed to recognize excellence and raise awareness of information resources produced by all levels of government and promote their use. Responsibility for compilation of the annual list falls to the Notable Documents Panel, a part of ALA/GODORT’s Publications Committee. The Notable Documents process has stood the test of time and, like government publishing itself, has adapted to the 21st century. This year’s list includes titles on cultural heritage, globalism, diversity and gender equality, lifelong learning, and the environment. Nearly all are available online, most with no-cost print counterparts.

English Historical Documents Online, World Book Timelines | Reference eReviews

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English Historical Documents Online (EHDO) is an annotated collection of significant documents in British history covering the years 500 CE to 1914; World Book Timelines gives users access to more than 420 prebuilt time lines

Social Media & Politics, Military Science, Chemistry | Reference Reviews

Social media and politics

Social media has profoundly changed the landscape of political communication, a welcome modernization and an accessible, comprehensive approach to military studies, an outstanding resource for high school and college chemistry students

Grove Dictionary of American Music, Genealogy at a Glance, Media Studies | Reference Reviews

Grove Dictionary

More Grove, for much has happened in the world of American music; Morgan’s Genealogy at a Glance helps users navigate Ancestry.com; Encyclopedia of Media Violence provides strong and current coverage.

Three Resources, one Britannica Library; the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online | Reference eReviews

Britannica Library

A Britannica Library for the ages; the Works of Ben Jonson transformed

World Bank eLibrary | Reference eReviews

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World Bank eLibrary is a great choice for academic libraries and large public libraries serving those doing social research.

The Mythical Zoo, Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory, & More | Reference Reviews

Mack Sennett's Fun Factory

Informative and accessible, Sax’s The Mythical Zoo is a survey of the representation in myth of various members of the animal kingdom, Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory is essential for film collections

The Law in Focus (Internet, Criminology, Training), Dublin in Maps, + Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews

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de Buitléir’s Portrait of Dublin is essential and a gorgeous curio for browsers; users will go to Internet and the Law; surprisingly inspiring reference from Tolkien Trivia to Consumer Survival.

World at War; Women, War and Society; InfoBase eBooks; eShort Takes; & More | ereviews, World War I

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World War I–related ebooks from Infobase Publishing; the ABC-CLIO resource World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society; Trench Journals and Unit Magazines from ProQuest; & the Gale Cengage product Women, War and Society, 1914–1918

Explore Rock’s Backpages; Research, Connect Data with Figshare | Reference ereviews

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Rock’s Backpages offers a smorgasbord (nearly 25,000 articles about rock) for the music lover; figshare is designed to meet the needs of both data creators and data users.

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