Prairies and Plains: The Reference Literature of a Region / Edition 2

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An analysis of the reference sources—encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographies, almanacs, dictionaries—that readers and researchers use for investigating questions regarding the history and culture of the prairies and plains region, this resource is helpful in preparing class papers, resolving queries, building collections, and developing strategies.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This handy reference guide deserves a place in school, college, public, and religious libraries."  —Booklist

"An impressively well-thought-out introduction to the literature of the area. . . . An indispensable reference source for all libraries . . . that serve American history readers."  —Choice


“Thanks to the annotations, this is an impressively well-thought-out introduction to the literature of the area. Ranging from 50 to 200 words, the annotations indicate where the authors come from and describe the work, pointing out useful features and exploring contexts. . . . This is an indispensable reference source for all libraries in this geographical area and others that serve American history readers.”–Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981773629
  • Publisher: KWS Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Balay is the former head of the reference department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University and the reference editor of the American Library Association’s Choice magazine.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Abbreviations

A. General Works

A. The Prairies-Plains Region

B. Periodicals

C. Collective Biographies

D. Genealogy

E. Directories

B. Humanities

A. Religion

B. Languages; Linguistics

C. Literature

D. Arts and Architecture

E. Performing Arts

F. Recreation and Sports

C. Social Sciences

A. Education

B. Anthropology

C. Ethnology

D. Indians

E. Statistics; Demography

F. Economics and Business

G. Political Science

H. Women

I. Geography; Landscape

D. History

A. History, General

B. History: States; Provinces; Territories

C. History, Local

E. Science and Technology

A. Earth Sciences

B. Environment; Natural Resources

C. Biology

D. Health and Medicine

E. Agriculture

F. Military Science; War



Index: Names Index: Titles Index: Subjects

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