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Title:
Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers, 1999
Author:
Wynar, Bohdan S.
Edition:
[Nineteenth edition].
Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxi, 305 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
American reference books annual.
ISBN:
9781563087660
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Book

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Identifies and describes some 600 of the most useful and affordable reference sources available, with the needs of small and medium-sized school, public, academic, and special libraries in mind. Reviews are selected from American Reference Books Annual 1999, covering reference titles published in 1998, with a few from 1997. Detailed and often evaluative annotations written by practicing librarians and subject specialists examine the nature, scope, and usability of each work. In many cases reviews from professional journals are cited and materials are compared to similar works. Each entry includes complete bibliographic and ordering information. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Journals Citedp. xxi
Part I General Reference Works
1 General Reference Works
Almanacsp. 3
Bibliographyp. 4
National and Trade Bibliographyp. 4
United Statesp. 4
Canadap. 6
Biographyp. 6
Internationalp. 6
United Statesp. 9
Canadap. 11
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 11
Directoriesp. 14
Government Publicationsp. 16
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 17
Museumsp. 17
Periodicals and Serialsp. 18
Quotation Booksp. 19
Part II Social Sciences
2 Social Sciences in General
Social Sciences in Generalp. 23
3 Area Studies
General Worksp. 25
United Statesp. 25
General Worksp. 25
Californiap. 26
Indianap. 27
Puerto Ricop. 27
Africap. 27
Asiap. 28
General Worksp. 28
Chinap. 29
Japanp. 30
Australiap. 31
Europep. 32
General Worksp. 32
Albaniap. 32
Bosniap. 32
Czech Republicp. 33
Former Soviet Republicsp. 33
Francep. 34
Germanyp. 34
Hungaryp. 35
Irelandp. 35
Netherlandsp. 36
Romaniap. 36
Middle Eastp. 37
4 Economics and Business
General Worksp. 39
Bibliographyp. 39
Biographyp. 39
Business Historyp. 40
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 40
Directoriesp. 40
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 41
Business Services and Investment Guidesp. 42
Directoriesp. 42
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 44
Consumer Guidesp. 47
Finance and Bankingp. 47
Industry and Manufacturingp. 48
International Businessp. 48
General Worksp. 48
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 48
Directoriesp. 49
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 49
Asiap. 51
Laborp. 52
Directoriesp. 52
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 53
Managementp. 54
Marketing and Tradep. 55
Occupational Health and Safetyp. 55
Office Practicesp. 56
5 Education
General Worksp. 57
Bibliographyp. 57
Directoriesp. 58
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 61
Alternative Educationp. 62
Computer Resourcesp. 63
Early Childhood Educationp. 65
Elementary and Secondary Educationp. 65
Directoriesp. 65
Higher Educationp. 67
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 67
Directoriesp. 67
Financial Aidp. 73
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 75
International Exchange Programs and Opportunitiesp. 77
Nonprint Materials and Resourcesp. 77
Vocational and Continuing Educationp. 79
6 Ethnic Studies and Anthropology
Anthropology and Ethnologyp. 81
Ethnic Studiesp. 81
General Worksp. 81
Africansp. 84
Blacksp. 84
Gypsiesp. 85
Indians of North Americap. 86
Biographyp. 86
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 86
Jewsp. 87
Latin Americansp. 88
7 Genealogy
Genealogyp. 91
Directoriesp. 91
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 91
8 Geography
Geographyp. 93
General Worksp. 93
Atlasesp. 93
Internationalp. 93
Biographyp. 95
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 95
Place-Namesp. 96
9 History
Archaeologyp. 99
American Historyp. 100
Bibliographyp. 100
Biographyp. 101
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 102
Asian Historyp. 106
General Worksp. 106
Indicp. 107
Vietnamesep. 108
European Historyp. 108
Danishp. 108
Eastern Europep. 109
Greekp. 110
Russianp. 110
United Kingdomp. 111
Middle Eastern Historyp. 112
World Historyp. 113
Bibliographyp. 113
Biographyp. 114
Chronologyp. 115
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 115
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 118
10 Law
General Worksp. 121
Bibliographyp. 121
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 122
Directoriesp. 123
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 124
Quotation Booksp. 125
Criminologyp. 125
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 125
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 126
11 Library and Information Science
Library and Information Sciencep. 129
General Worksp. 129
Collection Developmentp. 129
Intellectual Freedom and Censorshipp. 130
Library Automationp. 131
Researchp. 131
12 Military Studies
General Worksp. 133
Biographyp. 133
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 134
Marine Corpsp. 135
Navyp. 135
13 Political Science
General Worksp. 137
Biographyp. 137
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 138
Politics and Governmentp. 138
United Statesp. 138
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 138
Directoriesp. 139
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 139
Europep. 143
Ideologiesp. 143
International Relationsp. 144
14 Psychology and Parapsychology
Psychologyp. 145
Parapsychologyp. 145
15 Recreation and Sports
General Worksp. 147
Biographyp. 147
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 147
Baseballp. 148
Basketballp. 149
Footballp. 149
Golfp. 150
Hockeyp. 150
Olympicsp. 152
Skatingp. 152
16 Sociology
Agingp. 153
Disabledp. 153
Family, Marriage, and Divorcep. 154
Gay and Lesbian Studiesp. 154
Youth and Child Developmentp. 155
17 Statistics, Demography, and Urban Studies
Demographyp. 157
Statisticsp. 157
Urban Studiesp. 158
18 Women's Studies
Bibliographyp. 159
Biographyp. 159
Chronologyp. 160
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 160
Part III Humanities
19 Humanities in General
Humanities in Generalp. 165
20 Communication and Mass Media
General Worksp. 167
Authorshipp. 167
General Worksp. 167
Style Manualsp. 168
Radio, Television, Audio, and Videop. 169
21 Decorative Arts
Collectingp. 171
Antiquesp. 171
Craftsp. 172
Interior Designp. 172
Photographyp. 173
22 Fine Arts
General Worksp. 175
Biographyp. 175
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 175
Directoriesp. 176
Indexesp. 176
Architecturep. 176
Biographiesp. 176
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 177
Graphic Artsp. 178
23 Language and Linguistics
General Worksp. 179
Bibliographyp. 179
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 179
English-Language Dictionariesp. 180
General Usagep. 180
Foreign Words and Phrasesp. 181
Juvenilep. 181
Other English-Speaking Countriesp. 182
Sign Languagep. 182
Spellingp. 183
Terms and Phrasesp. 183
Thesaurip. 184
Non-English-Language Dictionariesp. 184
General Worksp. 184
Frenchp. 185
Germanp. 186
Japanesep. 187
Spanishp. 187
24 Literature
General Worksp. 189
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 189
Children's and Young Adult Literaturep. 190
General Worksp. 190
Children's Literaturep. 191
Bibliographyp. 191
Biographyp. 195
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 196
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 196
Indexesp. 197
Young Adult Literaturep. 197
Bibliographyp. 197
Dramap. 198
Fictionp. 199
General Worksp. 199
Crime and Mysteryp. 200
Historical Fictionp. 201
National Literaturep. 201
American Literaturep. 201
British Literaturep. 202
Fictionp. 202
Canadian Literaturep. 202
Chinese Literaturep. 203
German Literaturep. 203
Russian Literaturep. 204
Poetryp. 204
25 Music
General Worksp. 207
Biographyp. 207
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 208
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 209
Composersp. 210
Musical Formsp. 211
Bluesp. 211
Operaticp. 211
Popularp. 212
General Worksp. 212
Jazzp. 213
Musicalsp. 213
Reggaep. 214
Rockp. 214
26 Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture
Folklorep. 217
Mythologyp. 218
Popular Culturep. 218
27 Performing Arts
General Worksp. 221
Biographyp. 221
Directoriesp. 222
Dancep. 222
Film, Television, and Videop. 223
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 223
Directoriesp. 225
Filmographyp. 226
Videographyp. 228
Theaterp. 229
28 Philosophy and Religion
Philosophyp. 231
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 231
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 231
Religionp. 232
General Worksp. 232
Biographyp. 232
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 233
Bible Studiesp. 234
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 234
Christianityp. 235
Biographyp. 235
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 235
Hinduismp. 236
Judaismp. 236
Taoismp. 237
Part IV Science and Technology
29 Science and Technology in General
Atlasesp. 241
Bibliographyp. 241
Biographyp. 242
Chronologyp. 243
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 243
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 246
30 Agricultural Sciences
Food Sciences and Technologyp. 247
Directoriesp. 247
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 248
Horticulturep. 249
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 249
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 249
Veterinary Sciencep. 250
31 Biological Sciences
Botanyp. 251
General Worksp. 251
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 251
Flowering Plantsp. 251
Trees and Shrubsp. 252
Natural Historyp. 252
Zoologyp. 253
Birdsp. 253
Domestic Animalsp. 254
Insectsp. 256
Mammalsp. 256
Reptiles and Amphibiansp. 257
32 Engineering
Environmental Engineeringp. 259
33 Health Sciences
General Worksp. 261
Atlasesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 261
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 262
Directoriesp. 262
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 263
Medicinep. 263
General Worksp. 263
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 263
Directoriesp. 264
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 265
Alternative Medicinep. 265
Specific Diseases and Conditionsp. 266
AIDSp. 266
Nursingp. 267
34 High Technology
Computingp. 269
Telecommunicationsp. 270
Directoriesp. 270
35 Physical Sciences
Physical Sciencesp. 271
Chemistryp. 271
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 271
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 271
Earth and Planetary Sciencesp. 272
Astronomy and Space Sciencesp. 272
Climatology and Meteorologyp. 273
Paleontologyp. 274
36 Resource Sciences
Environmental Sciencep. 275
Atlasesp. 275
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 275
37 Transportation
Airp. 277
Author/Title Indexp. 279
Subject Indexp. 289

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