Video Grows Up


SAGE, a company known for print reference works in the social sciences, is this month releasing SAGE Video, a database that will include original material as well as licensed content, all aimed at adults through the postgraduate level.

InteLex Past Masters Online; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922 | Reference eReviews, June 1, 2015


InteLex Past Masters Online is astonishing in breadth and depth; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922, will be of interest to academic libraries and historical societies

Encyclopedias of the Bible, Educational Technology, with an APA Dictionary of Psychology | Reference Reviews, June 1, 2015


Balentine has assembled an esteemed group of scholars who focus on the major issues and motifs in the Bible; SAGE covers the history of educational technology and the implications of the Internet for instruction

Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

Borderlands government document

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.

PolicyMap, Bloomsbury Collections, and Statista | Reference eReviews, May 15, 2015


PolicyMap is recommended at the right price; a new user of the Bloomsbury Collections may need some training from a librarian; Statista, an easy-to-use source of statistical information, focuses its marking on academic users and corporations

Jim Crow, Cyber Warfare, This Is Who We Were | Reference Reviews, May 15, 2015


An informative overview of the system of laws discriminating against black citizens in the South; flavors and pairings, and guides on buying, storing, and harvesting Herbs & Spices; Springer’s history of Cyber Warfare

Spencer C. Tucker on the Writing Life


Fulbright scholar and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. The author recently answered some questions via email about his lengthy career.

Genealogical Research Practices, Cultivating Cannabis 101, and an Introduction to Islam | Reference Reviews, May 1, 2015


Baxter’s volume is great for genealogical collections; Cervantes’s Cannabis Encyclopedia is essential for those wishing to grow their own cannabis; Hillenbrand’s introductory text covering Islam is recommended

African American Newspapers; Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences | Reference eReviews, May 1, 2015


AAN is invaluable to African American studies’ scholars, as well as researchers in American history and political studies; the titles in the Colloquium collection could serve as excellent resources for upper-level undergraduate or graduate classes.

Scholarly Metrics | Reference eReviews, April 15, 2015


THESE DAYS, scholarly metrics are a high-stakes game and a lot of effort is being directed toward finding relevant and credible methods to assess and present scholarship.