Explore Rock’s Backpages; Research, Connect Data with Figshare | Reference ereviews

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Rock’s Backpages offers a smorgasbord (nearly 25,000 articles about rock) for the music lover; figshare is designed to meet the needs of both data creators and data users.

LISS’s Unrivaled Content; ReferenceUSA, a Vital Tool for Job Seekers | Reference ereviews

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Reference USA accesses business data, consumer information, and is a vital resource for those seeking employment; Library and Information Science Source (LISS) maintains profiles of 5,000 of the most frequently indexed authors, and more.

A Silent Film Lover’s Online Delight; AToZDatabases for Small Businesses | Reference ereviews

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Silent Film Online is for libraries supporting serious film studies ; AtoZDatabases will be helpful for small business development

Take a Look: Books at JSTOR & ProQuest Research Companion | Reference ereviews

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Books at JSTOR is an extensive database of articles and books integrated into a single search and delivery system; ProQuest Research Companion offers tutorials on information literacy concepts and basic writing instruction

How To Sketch, Build Miniature Gardens, Make Handbags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Sketching Masterclass

Sketching Masterclass for beginning and experienced artists alike, Boy Craft for those seeking no-glitter and Just Us Girls for children with wide-ranging tastes, as a way to relax Yarn Works

From Stage Essentials to Biogs of Novels to Soccer Matters, “Crystal-Lit” Poetry, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Republic of Letters

Read Outside the Box and enjoy cartoon history; Radiant Truths is eclectic, in the best sense; Di Piero’s Tombo strikes a perfect balance; Powers’s Letter Composed captures life in the war zone

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2013

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Man Booker–shortlisted novelists Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being, Viking) and NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names, Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown); Sheri Fink, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner in nonfiction for Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown); Christopher Clark, whose The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went […]

Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Founded in 1934 and now celebrating its 80th anniversary in a big way, the Academy of American Poets aims to support American poets and foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry through readings and events, an extensive awards program, a three-day forum each fall, the biannual American Poet magazine, a jam-packed website, a Poetry Audio archive […]

Michel Faber, Ron Rash, Anne Rice, Garth Stein | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Faber, Michel. The Book of Strange New Things. Hogarth: Crown. Oct. 2014. 480p. ISBN 9780553418842; ebk. ISBN 9780553418859. $28. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY Published in 2002, Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White has since sold more than a half million copies; I’ve been a fan since reading his exquisitely rendered collection, The Courage Consort. […]

Coming Soon: New Novels from Dave Eggers & Haruki Murakami

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Eggers, Dave. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Knopf/McSweeney’s. Jun. 2014. 208p. ISBN 9781101874196. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307947543. LITERARY This new novel from McSweeney’s founder Eggers, author of nine books that typically fall in the best seller and/or award winner range, is dropping into the schedule last minute with […]

Literary Suspense from Keith Donohue, Valerie Geary, & Urban Waite | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Donohue, Keith. The Boy Who Drew Monsters. Picador. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9781250057150. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250057167. LITERARY/SUSPENSE Donohue, who’s been shivering our bones since publication of the affecting national best seller, The Stolen Child, returns with a fourth novel about a boy who nearly drowned in the waters near his family’s Maine coast home. […]

Hot-Button Issues from Gun Control to Abortion | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Biskupic, Joan. Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. Sarah Crichton: Farrar. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780374298746. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374712419. BIOGRAPHY Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer having released a memoir just last year, what can Biskupic bring to the table? Aside from her experience as a 20-year veteran of […]

Twelve Pop Music Titles, Including Kurt Cobain: The Last Session & Neil Young’s Special Deluxe | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Bockris, Victor. Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story. rev. ed. Harper. Oct. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9780007581894. pap. $15.99. MUSIC Written in the 1990s, this biography of iconic songwriter/guitarist Lou Reed has been updated since his death in 2013 with 100 extra pages that include extensive interviews with his wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson. Clinton, George […]

Ambitious & Legendary Debuts (Collins, Rahman, Woodroof), Immigration Lit by De Sa, Successful Returns (Lazar, Trout), + Thrillers, & More | Fiction Reviews

Kicking the Sky

Collins’s Untold never loses speed, sink into Harnett’s Hollow Ground, Parrett’s Past the Shallows sings with an emotional power, Downing’s Jack of Spies chooses between love & country

Marching Down the Stacks: Books for the Wedding Season | Wyatt’s World

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Five titles to spruce up your wedding collection: some are old, most are new, and one is blue.

Graphic Memoirs by Alden & Bell, Horror by Brubaker, Williams’s New Batwoman | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Bell will enjoy her latest installment; Brubaker’s Raymond Chandler–meets–H.P.Lovecraft series; a mature, nuanced portrait of modern life and love from Hernandez; fans with a sense of history will appreciate Johnson; Williams’s Batwoman is a breath of fresh air

Sound Advice on Life (Pauley, Huffington), Shapiro & White’s Mindful Discipline, & More | Self-Help Reviews

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Reviews of Samara O’Shea’s Loves Me…Not, Jane Pauley’s Your Life Calling, Shauna L. Shapiro & Chris White’s Mindful Discipline, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Politics and Law, April 2014 | Best Sellers

June 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Salvalaggio’s Debut of the Month, Johnson’s Next Longmire Mystery, & the Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews

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Reviews of Eileen Brady’s Muzzled, Craig Johnson’s Any Other Name, Frank Lentricchia’s The Dog Killer of Utica, Karin Salvalaggio’s Bone Dust White, new Series Lineup, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

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Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.

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