Reference Best Sellers | Reference 2016

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The reference titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor April–September 2015.

New Databases Releases | Reference 2016

Dozens of new and forthcoming databases to consider for your library’s electronic collections, with release dates indicated. Also listed are resources that were released in previous years that are still worth considering.

New Reference Releases | Reference 2016

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New and recent reference titles in categories from arts to science.

American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820–1922; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research | Reference eReviews, November 1, 2015

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With unique content combined with the superb quality and accessibility, American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820–1922 is a remarkable product; The Sage Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research isn’t quite as universal as the publisher claims

In with the (Mostly) New | Reference 2016

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Like a spiffy wardrobe, a great reference toolbox is frequently updated. The following apps and websites will put some spring in your reference step. Some of them will be unfamiliar to you, and while others may be old friends, we’ve highlighted their lesser-known but convenient (or just cool) ­features.

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FamilySearch has more records pertaining to dead and living persons than any other organization in the world. Prompted by questions from Joe Garonzik, marketing director of Genealogical.com, FamilySearch’s David Rencher and Paul Nauta recently explained how the material available at the free FamilySearch.org website came to be.

Cambridge Archive Editions; Kanopy Streaming | Reference eReviews, October 1, 2015

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Cambridge Archive Editions, aimed at serious scholars, will be most beneficial to research institutions and their libraries. Kanopy’s diversity of licensing models makes this an excellent choice for streaming video for K–12 institutions and especially colleges and universities.

LJ Reference Reviews: November 15, 2015

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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia and Writing Well for Business Success get starred, short takes, American Pamphlets Series 1, 1820–1922: From the New-York Historical Society Readex, SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

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From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

All in the Family | Reference 2016

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Top genealogy books, databases, and websites that will be useful to anyone interested in constructing their family tree.