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.

Reworking Reference | Reference 2016

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Reference librarians are doing more and more varied tasks. Sara Fiore speaks to librarians around the country about how their jobs look today.

International Politics | Reference eReviews, October 15, 2015

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THE WORLD STAGE —as it plays out on television, in the newspapers, and online—seems to be seething with conflict and social and economic volatility.

LJ Reference Reviews: October 15, 2015

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Preserving Family Recipes; applied mathematics; the Beatles songbook; plus ereviews featuring international politics, from Gale’s Global Issues in Context to EBSCO’s World Politics Review