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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 needed for your collection development needs.

Features 530 critical reviews of reference books, CD-ROMs, and Websites from the years 2006-2008 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 which type of library it is recommended for. The reviews are pulled from ARBA 2008.

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"The 28th edition of this annual collection development tool pulls from the 2008 American Reference Books Annual 530 reviews of print, CD-ROM, and online reference sources suitable for school libraries and small college and public libraries."

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The 28th edition of this annual collection development tool pulls from the 2008 American Reference Books Annual530 reviews of print, CD-ROM, and online reference sources suitable for school libraries and small college and public libraries.
—Wilda Williams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591586920
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2008
  • Series: Recommended Reference Books Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 28
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Shannon Graff Hysell

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Table of Contents


Introduction     xi
Contributors     xiii
Journals Cited     xxi
General Reference Works
General Reference Works     3
Almanacs     3
Bibliography     4
Bibliographic Guides     4
National and Trade Bibliography     4
Biography     4
International     4
United States     6
Asia     6
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     7
Directories     10
Government Publications     12
Handbooks and Yearbooks     12
Indexes     12
Museums     13
Periodicals and Serials     13
Quotation Books     14
Social Sciences
Social Sciences in General     17
General Works     17
Atlases     17
Bibliography     17
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     18
Area Studies     21
General Works     21
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     21
United States     22
General Works     22
Almanacs     22
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     22
Handbooks and Yearbooks     24
Africa     24
General Works     24
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     24
Rwanda     25
Asia     25
General Works     25
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     25
Directories     26
China     26
India     27
Australia and the Pacific Area     27
Canada     28
Europe     28
General Works     28
Directories     28
Germany     29
Italy     29
Russia     30
Latin America and the Caribbean     31
Mexico     31
Middle East     31
General Works     31
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     31
Handbooks and Yearbooks     32
Polar Regions     33
Economics and Business     35
General Works     35
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     35
Directories     37
Business Services and Investment Guides     38
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     38
Finance and Banking     39
Handbooks and Yearbooks     39
Industry and Manufacturing     40
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     40
Directories     41
International Business     42
General Works     42
Directories     42
Asia     43
Labor     43
General Works     43
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     43
Directories     45
Handbooks and Yearbooks     46
Career Guides     48
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     48
Handbooks and Yearbooks     48
Marketing and Trade     50
Directories     50
Marketing and Trade (Continued)
Handbooks and Yearbooks     51
Real Estate     51
Education     53
General Works     53
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     53
Directories     53
Handbooks and Yearbooks     54
Elementary and Secondary Education     55
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     55
Directories     55
Handbooks and Yearbooks     56
Higher Education     56
General Works     56
Directories      56
Handbooks and Yearbooks     59
Financial Aid     59
Learning Disabilities and Disabled     61
Nonprint Materials     61
Ethnic Studies     63
Anthropology     63
Ethnic Studies     63
General Works     63
Bibliography     63
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     64
Handbooks and Yearbooks     64
African Americans     65
Atlases     65
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     66
Handbooks and Yearbooks     66
Arab Americans     66
Indians of North America     67
Chronology     67
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     68
Handbooks and Yearbooks     71
Jews     71
Latin Americans and Caribbeans     72
Biography     72
Chronology     73
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     73
Genealogy and Heraldry     75
Genealogy     75
Handbooks and Yearbooks     75
Indexes     75
Personal Names     76
Geography and Travel Guides      79
Geography     79
General Works     79
Atlases     79
Catalogs and Collections     80
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     80
Handbooks and Yearbooks     81
Travel Guides     81
General Works     81
History     83
Archaeology     83
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     83
American History     84
Atlases     84
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     85
Handbooks and Yearbooks     88
Asian History     90
European History     90
General Works     90
Atlases     90
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     91
Great Britain     91
Greek     92
Middle Eastern History     92
World History     93
Biography     93
Chronology     93
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     94
Law     97
General Works     97
Chronology     97
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     97
Handbooks and Yearbooks     100
Criminology and Criminal Justice      102
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     102
Handbooks and Yearbooks     105
Human Rights     106
International     107
Library and Information Science and Publishing and Bookselling     109
Library and Information Science     109
Reference Works     109
Bibliography     109
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     110
Directories     110
Handbooks and Yearbooks     111
Indexes     114
Publishing and Bookselling     115
Directories     115
Handbooks and Yearbooks     115
Military Studies     117
General Works     117
Biography     117
Catalogs and Collections     118
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     118
Handbooks and Yearbooks     121
Navy     122
Weapons and Equipment     124
Handbooks and Yearbooks     124
Political Science     127
General Works     127
Biography     127
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     127
Handbooks and Yearbooks     129
Politics and Government      129
United States     129
Biography     129
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     130
Directories     132
Handbooks and Yearbooks     133
Asian     135
Canadian     135
Middle East     136
Ideologies     137
International Organizations     137
International Relations     138
Chronology     138
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     138
Handbooks and Yearbooks     139
Public Policy and Administration     140
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     140
Handbooks and Yearbooks     140
Psychology, Occultism, and Parapsychology     143
Psychology     143
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     143
Handbooks and Yearbooks     144
Occultism     145
Parapsychology     146
Recreation and Sports     147
General Works     147
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     147
Directories     148
Handbooks and Yearbooks     149
Baseball     150
Football     150
Olympics      151
Sociology     153
General Works     153
Abortion     153
Disabled     154
Family, Marriage, and Divorce     154
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     154
Handbooks and Yearbooks     156
Men's Studies     156
Philanthropy     157
Directories     157
Sex Studies     157
Social Welfare and Social Work     158
Substance Abuse     158
Youth and Child Development     159
Statistics, Demography, and Urban Studies     161
Demography     161
General Works     161
International     162
United States     163
Statistics     164
General Works     164
International     165
United States     165
Urban Studies     166
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     166
Directories     167
Handbooks and Yearbooks     167
Women's Studies     169
Biography     169
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     169
Humanities
Humanities in General     173
General Works      173
Biography     173
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     173
Handbooks and Yearbooks     174
Communication and Mass Media     175
Authorship     175
General Works     175
Directories     175
Style Manuals     176
Journalism     178
Newspapers and Magazines     179
Radio, Television, Audio, and Video     179
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     179
Directories     180
Decorative Arts     181
Collecting     181
General Works     181
Antiques     182
Coins (and Paper Money)     183
Radios     184
Stamps     184
Crafts     185
Interior Design     186
Fine Arts     187
General Works     187
Biography     187
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     187
Directories     189
Architecture     190
Photography     190
Language and Linguistics     193
General Works     193
Atlases     193
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     194
Handbooks and Yearbooks     194
English-Language Dictionaries     195
General Usage     195
Idioms, Colloquialisms, Special Usage     196
Juvenile     197
Rhyming Dictionaries     198
Slang     198
Terms and Phrases     199
Visual     199
Non-English-Language Dictionaries     200
French     200
Spanish     200
Literature     203
General Works     203
Bio-bibliography     203
Handbooks and Yearbooks     204
Children's and Young Adult Literature     205
Bibliography     205
Handbooks and Yearbooks     208
Drama     208
Fiction     209
General Works     209
Bibliography     209
Handbooks and Yearbooks     210
Historical     210
Science Fiction and Fantasy     211
National Literature     212
American Literature     212
General Works     212
Bio-bibliography     212
Biography     212
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     213
Handbooks and Yearbooks     214
British Literature     214
General Works     214
African Literature     215
French Literature     215
Latin American Literature     216
Nonfiction     217
Poetry     218
Biography     218
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     219
Indexes     220
Music     221
General Works     221
Bibliography     221
Biography     222
Handbooks and Yearbooks     222
Instruments     223
Musical Forms     224
Classical     224
Operatic     225
Popular     226
General Works     226
Handbooks and Yearbooks     226
Blues     227
Hip-Hop and Rap     228
Jazz     228
Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture     231
Folklore     231
Popular Culture     232
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     232
Handbooks and Yearbooks     233
Performing Arts     235
General Works     235
Directories     235
Film, Television, and Video     235
Catalogs     235
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     236
Filmography     238
Handbooks and Yearbooks     240
Theater     240
Philosophy and Religion     243
Philosophy     243
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     243
Handbooks and Yearbooks     244
Religion     245
General Works     245
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     245
Handbooks and Yearbooks     247
Bible Studies     249
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     249
Handbooks and Yearbooks     250
Buddhism     251
Christianity     251
Biography     251
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     252
Handbooks and Yearbooks     253
Hinduism     254
Islam     254
Judaism     256
Science and Technology
Science and Technology in General     259
Biography     259
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     259
Handbooks and Yearbooks      260
Agricultural Sciences     263
Food Sciences and Technology     263
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     263
Directories     264
Handbooks and Yearbooks     264
Horticulture     265
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     265
Handbooks and Yearbooks     266
Biological Sciences     269
Biology     269
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     269
Handbooks and Yearbooks     270
Anatomy     270
Botany     271
General Works     271
Flowering Plants     272
Succulents     272
Trees and Shrubs     273
Natural History     274
Zoology     275
General Works     275
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     275
Handbooks and Yearbooks     275
Birds     276
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     276
Fishes     277
Insects     277
Mammals     278
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     278
Reptiles and Amphibians     279
Engineering     281
General Works      281
Chemical Engineering     281
Genetic Engineering     282
Mechanical Engineering     283
Health Sciences     285
General Works     285
Biography     285
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     286
Directories     286
Handbooks and Yearbooks     287
Medicine     287
General Works     287
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     287
Alternative Medicine     290
Bibliography     290
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     290
Handbooks and Yearbooks     291
Pediatrics     292
Specific Diseases and Conditions     293
Cancer     293
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     293
Handbooks and Yearbooks     293
Sports Medicine     294
Health Sciences (Continued)
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences     294
Directories     294
Handbooks and Yearbooks     295
High Technology     297
General Works     297
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     297
Computing     297
Internet      298
Telecommunications     299
Physical Sciences and Mathematics     301
Physical Sciences     301
Chemistry     301
Chronology     301
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     301
Earth and Planetary Sciences     303
Astronomy and Space Sciences     303
Handbooks and Yearbooks     303
Climatology and Meteorology     304
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     304
Handbooks and Yearbooks     306
Geology     306
Oceanography     307
Paleontology     308
Physics     309
Resource Sciences     311
Energy     311
Environmental Science     312
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     312
Handbooks and Yearbooks     313
Transportation     315
Air     315
Ground     315
Author/Title Index     317
Subject Index     329
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