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Scholarly Communication, Shakespeare, Human Rights, Religious Leaders, plus Statista Online | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

An essential, cohesive work that will be invaluable to researchers; Black’s work brings Shakespeare readers and scholars new knowledge, insight, and delight; for those without the earlier volumes, this works as a go-to resource on the topic of human rights; those looking to get a leg up on the competition in local and international markets will find a powerful tool in Statista

The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s going on in the world, with refugees and climate change looming large. The agency itself experienced a remarkable few months, with more in the offing.

Turner Classic Sf, Foreign Policy, Marvel’s Avengers, World History, Bloomsbury Digital Resources | Review Alert: May 15, 2018

Fans of the sf genre will especially enjoy these Turner Classic Movies ; eye-popping artwork and life behind the scenes at Marvel offer appeal for both seasoned fans and casual browsers; an excellent overview to history, with a place in all school and public libraries; original and beautifully designed, Bloomsbury Cultural History shows promise as a one-stop shop for cultural history reference surveys

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