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LJ Reference | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

This beautifully designed book deserves a spot in every life sciences collection; this essential resource for American genealogical research will prove helpful to family historians at any stage of their work; an excellent, balanced volume that summarizes complex and controversial political stances

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The year’s best databases include resources on congressional research and the ACLU

Best Free Reference Websites & Apps of 2017

The best free resources include images from social movements, the European rail schedule, and documents on disaster medicine and public health.

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It’s been a robust year for reference, as reflected by our roundup of 2017’s best titles.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

A useful yet uneven compendium on Islam; a solid starting point for a wide range of readers interested in the development and spread of African American business; this impressive communications reference should interest graduate students of the subject

LJ Reference | Review Alert, February 15, 2018

An excellent choice for seminarians, religious professionals, and others wishing to learn more about Evangelical America; essential market guides for artists, writers, and poets; The Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition is recommended for large academic libraries serving robust U.S. history collections

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, February 1, 2018

An invaluable source for anyone interested in human history and potential for good and evil; an excellent starting point for further research into a timely and current subject; Literary Print Culture is a high-quality database with material that isn’t available elsewhere

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990 | Reference eReviews

This rich and absorbing database will find a broad range of uses. It is suitable for large public libraries but is especially apt for academic institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender.

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