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Pacifism and Peaceful Resistance | Reference eReviews, April 15, 2018

WHAT BETTER WAY to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (July 28, 1914–November 11, 1918) than to provide reviews of resources on pacifism—the flip side of armed conflict. The databases evaluated here run the gamut, from topics of peace and nonviolence to material on conscientious objection, nonaggression, and peaceful resistance.

Nigeria & India, Women Cartoonists, Crime & Popular Culture, the International Herald Tribune Archive | Reference: May 1, 2018

Succinct, nonpartisan coverage of two rapidly changing countries; Kennedy’s work is refreshingly free of art jargon, making it accessible and intriguing; a beautiful reference that would not be out of place on the art shelves; the International Herald Tribune Archive showcases a unique piece of U.S. journalistic history

LJ Reference | Review Alert, April 15, 2018

An informative and engaging introduction to the Bible for general readers; this insightful, enthusiastic portrayal of unrest in New York city offers general readers and students of all levels a solid starting place; a gamut of databases and resources that focus on pacifism—the flip side of armed conflict

CLIR Grants, Privacy & Social Media, NEA News, & more | eReviews News Roundup

LJ’s InfoDocket ( regularly highlights news that will be of use to reference staff in academic and public libraries. Below are a few of the news items and resources recently featured on the site.

LJ Reference | Review Alert: April 1, 2018

For students and art lovers seeking a deeper understanding of the influences behind the world’s greatest artworks; this title should please most lovers of crime fiction; this database is an important one for libraries that serve students of music and musicianship; a supportive choice for any expert seeking to publish a book

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

Best Databases of 2017

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.

Best Reference Titles of 2017

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