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Title:
Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers, 2001
Author:
Wynar, Bohdan S.
Edition:
[Twenty-first edition].
Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxi, 281 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
American reference books annual.
ISBN:
9781563088896
Format :
Book

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This title identifies and describes hundreds of the most valuable references for smaller libraries. It covers books and electronic resources and each entry is coded for college, public and school libraries. It also furnishes bibliographic and ordering information, and is thoroughly indexed.


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Library Journal Review

Now in its 21st edition, this annual collection development tool digests the current edition of American Reference Books Annual (Libraries Unlimited, 2001), incorporating reviews only of those reference books best suited for smaller libraries. The roughly 500 titles, most published in 2000, are arranged according to Library of Congress subject headings; a subject index also provides excellent access to the listings. Each review describes the work, purpose, depth of coverage, and comparisons to similar works and cites other reviews. Librarians will also find helpful the single letter key indicating the type of library for which each reference book is best suited, although the inclusion of more public and school librarians on the panel of reviewers would increase the authority of this feature. Because it covers only a year's worth of reference publishing, this is not a standalone selection source, but when used in conjunction with the similar Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries, 6th ed. (Professional Media, LJ 10/1/99), it is a superior tool for any reference librarian. Jennifer Haven, Amesbury P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Journals Citedp. xxi
Part I General Reference Works
1 General Reference Works
Almanacsp. 3
Bibliographyp. 5
Bibliographic Guidesp. 5
National and Trade Bibliographyp. 6
Biographyp. 7
United Statesp. 7
Canadap. 7
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 8
Directoriesp. 13
Government Publicationsp. 14
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 14
Periodicals and Serialsp. 15
Quotation Booksp. 16
Part II Social Sciences
2 Social Sciences in General
Social Sciences in Generalp. 21
3 Area Studies
General Worksp. 23
United Statesp. 25
Africap. 26
Asiap. 26
Chinap. 26
Koreap. 27
Canadap. 27
Europep. 28
General Worksp. 28
Czech Republicp. 29
Irelandp. 29
Ukrainep. 30
Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 31
Middle Eastp. 31
4 Economics and Business
General Worksp. 33
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 33
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 34
Accountingp. 35
Business Services and Investment Guidesp. 35
Consumer Guidesp. 35
Industry and Manufacturingp. 36
International Businessp. 37
General Worksp. 37
Asiap. 38
Laborp. 38
Career Guidesp. 38
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 41
Directoriesp. 42
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 42
Managementp. 43
5 Education
General Worksp. 45
Bibliographyp. 45
Directoriesp. 46
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 47
Computer Resourcesp. 48
Elementary and Secondary Educationp. 49
Higher Educationp. 50
Directoriesp. 50
Financial Aidp. 53
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 57
International Exchange Programs and Opportunitiesp. 58
Nonprint Materials and Resourcesp. 59
6 Ethnic Studies and Anthropology
Anthropology and Ethnologyp. 63
Ethnic Studiesp. 64
General Worksp. 64
Africansp. 65
Arab Americansp. 65
Asian Americansp. 66
Blacksp. 67
Indians of North Americap. 68
Italiansp. 70
Latin Americansp. 71
Norsep. 71
7 Genealogy
Genealogyp. 73
Bibliographyp. 73
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 74
Personal Namesp. 74
8 Geography
Geographyp. 77
General Worksp. 77
9 History
Archaeologyp. 85
American Historyp. 86
General Worksp. 86
Atlasesp. 89
Bibliographyp. 89
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 90
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 92
African Historyp. 93
Asian Historyp. 94
European Historyp. 94
General Worksp. 94
Frenchp. 98
Germanp. 99
Irishp. 99
Polishp. 99
Russianp. 100
United Kingdomp. 100
Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 101
Middle Eastern Historyp. 101
World Historyp. 103
Atlasesp. 103
Biographyp. 104
Chronologyp. 104
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 106
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 110
10 Law
General Worksp. 115
Bibliographyp. 115
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 115
Directoriesp. 117
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 117
Criminology and Criminal Justicep. 118
Biographyp. 118
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 119
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 120
Human Rightsp. 121
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 121
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 122
11 Library and Information Science and Publishing and Bookselling
Library and Information Sciencep. 125
Reference Worksp. 125
Librariesp. 129
Special Topicsp. 135
Publishing and Booksellingp. 137
Directoriesp. 137
12 Military Studies
General Worksp. 139
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 139
13 Political Science
Politics and Governmentp. 141
United Statesp. 141
Europep. 143
International Relationsp. 143
14 Psychology, Parapsychology, and Occultism
Psychologyp. 145
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 145
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 145
Occultismp. 146
Parapsychologyp. 146
15 Recreation and Sports
General Worksp. 147
Baseballp. 147
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 147
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 148
Basketballp. 148
Campingp. 149
Fishingp. 149
Footballp. 150
Hockeyp. 150
Huntingp. 151
Olympicsp. 151
16 Sociology
General Worksp. 153
Agingp. 153
Deathp. 154
Family, Marriage, and Divorcep. 155
Gay and Lesbian Studiesp. 155
Philanthropyp. 156
Directoriesp. 156
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 156
Sex Studiesp. 157
Substance Abusep. 157
17 Statistics, Demography, and Urban Studies
Demographyp. 159
General Worksp. 159
Statisticsp. 159
General Worksp. 159
United Statesp. 160
Urban Studiesp. 161
18 Women's Studies
Almanacsp. 163
Bibliographyp. 163
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 164
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 164
Part III Humanities
19 Humanities in General
Humanities in Generalp. 169
20 Communication and Mass Media
Authorshipp. 171
General Worksp. 171
Style Manualsp. 172
Radio, Television, Audio, and Videop. 172
21 Decorative Arts
General Worksp. 175
Collectingp. 175
General Worksp. 175
Toysp. 176
Fashion and Costumep. 176
22 Fine Arts
General Worksp. 177
Biographyp. 177
Directoriesp. 178
Architecturep. 178
Graphic Artsp. 179
23 Language and Linguistics
General Worksp. 181
English-Language Dictionariesp. 182
General Usagep. 182
Idiomsp. 183
Thesaurip. 184
Visualp. 185
Non-English-Language Dictionariesp. 185
Frenchp. 185
Germanp. 185
Latinp. 186
Russianp. 186
Spanishp. 187
24 Literature
General Worksp. 189
Biographyp. 189
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 189
Children's and Young Adult Literaturep. 190
Children's Literaturep. 190
Young Adult Literaturep. 192
Dramap. 194
Fictionp. 194
General Worksp. 194
Short Storiesp. 195
National Literaturep. 196
American Literaturep. 196
British Literaturep. 198
African Literaturep. 198
Latin American Literaturep. 199
Poetryp. 199
25 Music
General Worksp. 201
Biographyp. 201
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 201
Directoriesp. 202
Individual Composers and Musiciansp. 203
Biographyp. 203
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 203
Musical Formsp. 204
Country Musicp. 204
Operaticp. 204
Popularp. 205
Sacredp. 205
26 Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture
Folklorep. 207
Mythologyp. 208
Popular Culturep. 209
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 209
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 210
27 Performing Arts
General Worksp. 211
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 211
Dancep. 211
Film, Television, and Videop. 212
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 212
Filmographyp. 213
Videographyp. 213
Theaterp. 214
28 Philosophy and Religion
Philosophyp. 215
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 215
Religionp. 216
General Worksp. 216
Bible Studiesp. 217
Christianityp. 219
Part IV Science and Technology
29 Science and Technology in General
Biographyp. 223
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 223
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 225
30 Agricultural Sciences
General Worksp. 227
Food Sciences and Technologyp. 227
Veterinary Sciencep. 228
31 Biological Sciences
Biologyp. 229
Botanyp. 229
General Worksp. 229
Trees and Shrubsp. 230
Zoologyp. 231
General Worksp. 231
Birdsp. 232
Mammalsp. 232
32 Engineering
General Worksp. 233
Civil Engineeringp. 233
Electric Engineering and Electronicsp. 234
33 Health Sciences
General Worksp. 235
Bibliographyp. 235
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 235
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 236
Medicinep. 237
General Worksp. 237
Alternative Medicinep. 237
Pediatricsp. 238
Specific Diseases and Conditionsp. 238
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesp. 239
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 239
Directoriesp. 240
34 High Technology
Computingp. 241
Internetp. 242
Telecommunicationsp. 243
Bibliographyp. 243
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 243
35 Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Physical Sciencesp. 247
General Worksp. 247
Chemistryp. 247
Earth and Planetary Sciencesp. 248
Physicsp. 252
Mathematicsp. 253
36 Resource Sciences
Environmental Sciencep. 255
Bibliographyp. 255
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 255
37 Transportation
Airp. 257
Groundp. 258
Author/Title Indexp. 259
Subject Indexp. 269

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