The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own, 1st Edition

  • Steven W. Sowards
  • Juneal Chenoweth
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440860629
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860621
  • DDC: 025.5
  • 472 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Drawing on their collective experience in reference services and sifting through nearly 30,000 reviews in ARBA Online, editors Steven Sowards, associate director for collection at Michigan State University Libraries, and Juneal Chenoweth, editor of American Reference Books Annual, curated this collection of titles, most of which have been published since 2000, to serve collections and reference librarians in academic and public libraries. From the Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences and Encyclopedia of the Civil War to the Encyclopedia of Physics, Encyclopedia of Insects and Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants to the formidable Oxford English Dictionary, The Reference Librarian's Bible encompasses every subject imaginable and will be your first stop for choosing and evaluating your library's collections as well as for answering patrons' questions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
General Reference Works.
1: Dictionaries.
2: English-Language Dictionaries.
3: Bilingual Dictionaries.
4: Encyclopedias.
5: Almanacs and Calendars.
6: Atlases and Geography.
7: Biography.
8: Cultural and Social Norms.
9: Quotations.
10: Usage and Style.
Social Sciences.
11: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.
12: Issues and Trends.
13: Political Science and Law.
14: Psychology.
15: Sociology and Anthropology.
16: Popular Culture.
17: Languages and Linguistics.
18: Media and Communications.
19: Business and Economics.
20: Education.
21: Statistics, Data, and Demography.
History and Area Studies.
22: Historical Atlases.
23: Antiquity.
24: The United States.
25: Native America.
26: Latin America.
27: World History.
28: Europe.
29: Africa.
30: The Middle East.
31: Asia and Australia.
32: Military History.
33: Genealogy.
34: Art.
35: Literature.
36: Performing Arts.
37: Philosophy.
38: Religion and Beliefs.
39: General Sources.
40: Biology.
41: Agriculture.
42: Astronomy.
43: Earth Sciences.
44: Mathematics.
45: Physics and Chemistry.
46: Technology.
Health Sciences.
47: Dictionaries.
48: Topical Resources.
49: Handbooks.
50: Anatomy.
51: Alternative Medicine.
52: Nutrition.
53: Veterinary Medicine.
54: Health Statistics.
Subject Index.
Title Index.
About the Editors.