Reference Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change, Pierce J. Howard’s The Owner’s Manual for the Brain, Ben-Erik van Wyk’s Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

Reference Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Edward Hirsch’s A Poet’s Glossary; Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape; John R. Vile’s The United States Constitution: Questions and Answers, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Best Databases 2013

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Database reviewer LaGuardia outlines her picks for the best resources of the year, including her favorite rerelease, a great option for the job seekers in your library. For a list of the databases lauded by our readers, see ow.ly/tjtzr.

Best Free Reference 2013

On April 18, 2013, PR Newswire announced that a survey commissioned by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) found that “more than 90 percent of Americans polled said that free content was important to the value of the Internet, and more than 60 percent said it was extremely important.” This year’s “best sources” continue that “free Internet” tradition.

Best Reference 2013

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Louis Shores, writing in 1939 in the second edition of his Basic Reference Sources, defined a reference book as “any book which is used to refer to for specific information.” Today’s “Best Reference Sources” can be found in reference and circulating collections, online, accessed on your laptop or iPhone, or even carried in your backpack. Here are the best of the year’s output.

Reference Reviews | February 15, 2014

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Reviews of American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, Sexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues, Mary Ellen Snodgrass’s World Clothing and Fashion: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

Reference Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Anthony Lo Bello’s Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots, Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Reference Short Takes | February 1, 2014

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Short Takes of quick-shot primers, absorbing cultural studies, in-depth pocket pals, and more from the February 1 issue.

Reference ereviews | February 1, 2014

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Collection selectors should give Choice Reviews Online a trial run; the Research Monitor Database offers high-quality research information and is easy to use.

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