Government Surveillance and Declassified Documents | Reference eReviews

THOSE OF US WHO can bear to watch the news have learned much more about the intelligence-gathering capabilities of both governments and nongovernmental entities over the course of the last year than we probably care to know. What the resources examined here tell us is that governments have been in this business for a very long time.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, January 2018

A stellar source for students and general readers researching ethnic groups, especially by geographic distribution; whether consulted as a reference or read for pleasure, this is a stunning offering for all libraries; ProQuest History Vault provides access to untapped materials and offers background on the 20th-century social and political climate

Middle Eastern Politics | Reference eReviews

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar provides users of all levels with a comprehensive view of the material; Brill’s representation of the history and culture of the Middle East supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines; seamless navigation to vital content throughout, along with the powerful Qur’an suite of tools, places Oxford Islamic Studies Online in a “must-have” category

LJ Reference Reviews: July 2017

Tucker’s work is best for undergraduate students of military history; an ideal volume for anyone with a serious interest in The Beatles; The Elements are the building blocks of our world, deserving a place in every school and public library; Brill’s valuable resource on the Middle East and Islamic Studies supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines

Military History | Reference eReviews, January 2017

THESE VARIED resources provide access to military, defense, and intelligence-related publications and peer-reviewed scholarship.

New Books, New Databases, New Attention to Indigenous Canadian Authors | Reference News, September 15, 2015

The experiment that is Open Access (OA) continues, and one publisher that reports related success is the innovative University of Regina Press, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Best Databases | Best Reference 2014

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

Short-Term Loan, Long-Term | Reference 2015

Not for the first time, librarians and publishers are confronting what can feel like an impasse. The system of short-term loan (STL) of e-monographs, which was conceived as a form of digital interlibrary loan (ILL), is seen by many libraries as the only way they can afford to provide such materials and by many publishers as the beginning of the end of their business.

New Database Releases 2014

New database releases.

Best Databases 2013

Old favorites and shiny new toys make this year’s list of the best databases for your library.