F1000’s Vitek Tracz: Redefining Scientific Communication

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Tracz, a scientific publishing pioneer and founder of F1000 and previously of BioMed Central and Current Opinions journals discusses the upcoming launch of a comprehensive workspace for scientists.

Apartheid South Africa, 1948–1980 | Reference eReviews, March 1, 2015


This collection gives ready, granular access (thanks to meticulous metadata) to an exhaustive archive of formerly confidential material.

ALA Reference Announcements | Reference News, March 1, 2015


Several database vendors were showing or announcing new products at this year’s American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting in Chicago, held January 30–February 3.

Topics in Criminal Justice, Time and Navigation, Biblical Studies, plus Caesar’s Era, Short Takes | Reference Reviews, March 1, 2015


The 1910s from the standpoint of American lives and families, the definite but often overlooked link between time and place, a relatively new field in biblical studies, an introduction to Caesar’s world, family, friends, and enemies.

Best Databases | Best Reference 2014

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Britannica Library, NAACP Papers, Silent Film Online, and more Best Databases of 2014 from the February 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Best Free Reference | Best Reference 2014

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These ten outstanding, and free, resources are wonderful for helping patrons with everything from art questions to earthquake information.

Best Print Reference | Best Reference 2014


The best reference books of 2014 include a surprising gem: Courthouses of Georgia (Univ. of Georgia) as well as other encyclopedias and atlases, handbooks, and more.

InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News


Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity.

Oxford Historical Treaties; Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2015


It’s hard to imagine why any academic library serving legal and history scholars wouldn’t subscribe to Oxford Historical Treaties; Elsevier delivers high-quality reference sources into one platform for a much easier user experience.

Monuments of Tibet, Islam & Muslim Beliefs, “Mummymania,” & More | Reference Reviews, February 15, 2015


Henss’s epic book on Tibetan history and culture will be in great demand, Renard explains Islam using an accessible and balanced approach, a truly rollicking blend of scientific and pop culture for “mummymaniacs” everywhere.