Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers

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Shannon Graff Hysell
Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 355 pages
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Based on the highly acclaimed reviews of American Reference Books Annual, RRB features only those resources that have been recommended for purchase by small and medium-sized academic, public, or school libraries. Written by over 200 subject specialists, the reviews will help librarians quickly identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference materials in any given field. All reviewer comments--both positive and negative--have been retained, since even recommended works may be weak in one respect or another. If your budget precludes ARBA, this tool will provide you with the necessary information for the development of your collection.

Features 530 critical reviews of reference books, CD-ROMs, and Web sites from the years 2004-2006 written by academic, public, and school librarians or professionals in the field. The reviews are selected based on their appropriateness for school libraries, small college libraries, or small public libraries (i.e., lower priced, highest quality, etc.), and feature a coded letter (i.e., C, P, S) indicating the type of library for which the medium is recommended. The reviews are pulled from ARBA 2007.

 

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Contents

General Reference Works
3
BIBLIOGRAPHY
4
BIOGRAPHY
5
United States
7
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
8
DIRECTORIES
11
HANDBOOKS AND YEARBOOKS
12
INDEXES
13
Statistics Demography and Urban Studies
169
United States
170
STATISTICS
172
International
173
URBAN STUDIES
174
Handbooks and Yearbooks
175
Womens Studies
177
HUMANITIES
181

PERIODICALS AND SERIALS
14
SOCIAL SCIENCES
17
Social Sciences in General
19
Handbooks and Yearbooks
20
Area Studies
21
UNITED STATES
22
New York
23
North Carolina
24
AFRICA
25
ASIA
26
Pakistan
27
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
28
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
29
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
30
Iran
31
Economics and Business
33
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
34
Directories
36
ACCOUNTING
38
FINANCE AND BANKING
40
INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURING
41
Handbooks and Yearbooks
43
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
44
Latin America and the Caribbean
45
LABOR
46
Directories
47
Career Guides
49
Handbooks and Yearbooks
51
MANAGEMENT
53
MARKETING AND TRADE
54
REAL ESTATE
55
Education
57
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
58
HIGHER EDUCATION
59
Handbooks and Yearbooks
62
Financial Aid
63
LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DISABLED
64
Ethnic Studies
67
Handbooks and Yearbooks
68
African Americans
69
Handbooks and Yearbooks
71
Indians of North America
72
Handbooks and Yearbooks
73
Jews
74
Genealogy and Heraldry
77
HERALDRY
79
Geography and Travel Guides
81
Bibliography
83
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
84
Handbooks and Yearbooks
85
History
87
Atlases
89
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
91
Handbooks and Yearbooks
93
ASIAN HISTORY
94
EUROPEAN HISTORY
95
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
96
Handbooks and Yearbooks
97
Greek
98
Irish
99
WORLD HISTORY
100
Biography
101
Catalogs and Collections
102
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
104
Handbooks and Yearbooks
105
Law
107
Handbooks and Yearbooks
109
CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
112
Handbooks and Yearbooks
114
EMPLOYMENT LAW
116
HUMAN RIGHTS
117
INTERNATIONAL
118
Library and Information Science and Publishing and Bookselling
119
Handbooks and Yearbooks
122
PUBLISHING AND BOOKSELLING
124
Military Studies
125
Handbooks and Yearbooks
128
WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT
130
Political Science
131
Handbooks and Yearbooks
132
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
133
Biography
134
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
135
Handbooks and Yearbooks
137
African
139
Middle East
140
IDEOLOGIES
141
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
142
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
143
Directories
144
Psychology Occultism and Parapsychology
147
Directories
149
Handbooks and Yearbooks
150
PARAPSYCHOLOGY
151
Recreation and Sports
153
BASEBALL
154
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
155
Handbooks and Yearbooks
156
GAMBLING
157
HOCKEY
158
Sociology
159
AGING
160
DEATH
161
GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
162
PHILANTHROPY
163
SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK
165
YOUTH AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
167
Humanities in General
183
Communication and Mass Media
185
Directories
186
Handbooks and Yearbooks
187
Style Manuals
188
RADIO TELEVISION AUDIO AND VIDEO
190
Handbooks and Yearbooks
191
Decorative Arts
193
Antiques
194
Coins and Paper Money
195
Firearms
196
Knives
197
INTERIOR DESIGN
198
Fine Arts
199
ARCHITECTURE
200
PHOTOGRAPHY
201
Language and Linguistics
203
Etymology
205
Grammar
206
Juvenile
208
Sign Language
209
Thesauri
210
NONENGLISHLANGUAGE DICTIONARIES
211
German
212
Literature
215
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
216
CHILDRENS AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
217
Biobibliography
222
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
223
Handbooks and Yearbooks
224
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
226
Crime and Mystery
227
Horror
228
Westerns
229
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
230
Handbooks and Yearbooks
232
Asian Literature
233
Latin American Literature
234
NONFICTION
235
POETRY
236
Music
239
INDIVIDUAL COMPOSERS AND MUSICIANS
241
INSTRUMENTS
242
Operatic
243
Popular
244
HipHop and Rap
245
Sacred
246
Mythology Folklore and Popular Culture
247
MYTHOLOGY
248
POPULAR CULTURE
249
Performing Arts
251
FILM TELEVISION AND VIDEO
252
Filmography
253
THEATER
254
Philosophy and Religion
257
Handbooks and Yearbooks
259
RELIGION
260
Handbooks and Yearbooks
262
Bahai Faith
264
Handbooks and Yearbooks
265
Christianity
266
Islam
268
Judaism
269
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
271
Science and Technology in General
273
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
274
HANDBOOKS AND YEARBOOKS
276
Agricultural Sciences
279
Handbooks and Yearbooks
280
HORTICULTURE
281
VETERINARY SCIENCE
282
Biological Sciences
285
ANATOMY
286
BOTANY
287
Flowering Plants
288
Fungi
289
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
290
Birds
291
Fishes
292
Insects
293
Reptiles and Amphibians
294
Engineering
297
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
298
Health Sciences
301
Handbooks and Yearbooks
302
Handbooks and Yearbooks
304
Alternative Medicine
305
Specific Diseases and Conditions
307
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
308
PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
309
Indexes
310
High Technology
311
Handbooks and Yearbooks
312
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
315
Handbooks and Yearbooks
316
Astronomy and Space Sciences
317
Climatology and Meteorology
318
Oceanography
319
Physics
320
MATHEMATICS
321
Resource Sciences
323
Handbooks and Yearbooks
324
Transportation
327
AuthorTitle Index
329
Subject Index
341
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Shannon Graff Hysell