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Title:
Recommended reference books in paperback
Author:
Lang, Jovian.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 315 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Recommended reference books in paperback / Andrew L. March, editor. 1992.

Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781563085833
Format :
Book

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Summary

Maximize your book budget and build a quality reference collection with paperback information sources. You'll find hundreds of quality reference sources in paperback-bibliographies, dictionaries, guides, and directories-in all subject areas, from botany and business to sports and zoology. For collection development and as a ready reference, this book is unparalleled. It will also be useful to booksellers, educators, students, professionals, and general readers.


Author Notes

JOVIAN P. LANG, OFM, is Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Denton.

JACK O'GORMAN is Reference Librarian, Roesch Library, University of Dayton, Ohio. He has reviewed reference books for Choice and Reference Books Bulletin.


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This enduring guide annotates more than 1,000 titles. The first edition was published in 1981 and the second in 1992.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
List of Contributorsp. xix
Chapter 1 General Referencep. 1
Bibliographic Guidesp. 1
Biographyp. 2
Directoriesp. 4
Encyclopediasp. 5
Handbooks, Almanacs, and Yearbooksp. 6
Library Resourcesp. 9
Publishing Tradep. 11
Quotationsp. 12
Chapter 2 Area Studiesp. 17
Chapter 3 Biologyp. 21
General Worksp. 21
Botanyp. 24
General Worksp. 24
Flowering Plantsp. 26
Grassesp. 28
Trees and Shrubsp. 28
Fungi (Mushrooms)p. 29
Zoologyp. 30
Birdsp. 30
Domestic Animalsp. 32
Insectsp. 33
Mammalsp. 35
Marine Lifep. 37
Reptiles and Amphibiansp. 38
Chapter 4 Business and Economicsp. 39
General Worksp. 39
Atlasesp. 39
Biographyp. 40
Dictionariesp. 40
Directoriesp. 41
Handbooksp. 43
Accountingp. 45
Banking, Finance, and Investmentsp. 45
Consumer Educationp. 49
Insurancep. 50
Labor, Employment, and Careersp. 51
Marketing and Tradep. 55
Real Estatep. 56
Taxationp. 56
Chapter 5 Communications and Mass Mediap. 59
General Worksp. 59
Authorshipp. 60
Radio/TV, Audio, Video, AVp. 63
Style Manualsp. 65
Chapter 6 Decorative Artsp. 69
Collectingp. 69
General Worksp. 69
Antiquesp. 70
Automobilesp. 71
Booksp. 71
Coinsp. 71
Firearmsp. 72
Stampsp. 73
Crafts and Hobbiesp. 73
General Worksp. 73
Fashion and Costumep. 73
Houses and Interiorsp. 74
Needleworkp. 74
Photographyp. 75
Chapter 7 Educationp. 77
Bibliographic Guides, Bibliography, and Biographyp. 77
Dictionaries and Handbooksp. 78
Directoriesp. 79
General Worksp. 79
Cooperative Education and Internshipsp. 79
Distance Educationp. 80
Elementary and Secondary Educationp. 80
Higher Educationp. 81
International Educationp. 83
Vocational and Continuing Educationp. 84
Instructional Materialsp. 85
Early Childhood Educationp. 85
Elementary Educationp. 86
Home Schoolingp. 87
Secondary Educationp. 87
Selection Aidsp. 88
Learning Disabilities and ADA Accessp. 88
Multicultural Topicsp. 88
Readingp. 89
Chapter 8 Engineeringp. 91
Chapter 9 Ethnic Studies and Anthropologyp. 95
Anthropologyp. 95
Ethnic Studiesp. 96
General Worksp. 96
African Americansp. 96
Asian Americansp. 98
Hispanic Americansp. 98
Irish Americansp. 99
Jewsp. 99
Native Americansp. 100
Chapter 10 Film and Televisionp. 101
Dictionariesp. 101
Directoriesp. 102
Encyclopediasp. 104
Chapter 11 Fine Artsp. 105
General Worksp. 105
Dictionariesp. 105
Directoriesp. 107
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 108
Architecturep. 110
Graphic Artsp. 112
Paintingp. 114
Sculpturep. 114
Chapter 12 Food and Beveragesp. 115
General Worksp. 115
Beveragesp. 116
Culinary Techniquep. 117
Nutritionp. 119
Chapter 13 Genealogy and Personal Namesp. 121
General Worksp. 121
Genealogy on the Webp. 123
Personal Namesp. 124
Chapter 14 Geography and Travel Guidesp. 125
Geographyp. 125
Travel Guidesp. 126
Chapter 15 Health Sciencesp. 129
General Worksp. 129
Bibliographiesp. 129
Dictionariesp. 130
Directoriesp. 130
Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Lay Medical Guidesp. 131
Alternative Healthp. 134
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 135
Drugsp. 135
Specific Conditions and Diseasesp. 136
AIDSp. 136
Cancerp. 137
Children's Healthp. 137
Mental Healthp. 139
Physical Disabilitiesp. 139
Women's Healthp. 140
Miscellaneousp. 142
Chapter 16 Historyp. 143
World Historyp. 143
United Statesp. 144
General Worksp. 144
Atlasesp. 148
Other Countriesp. 149
Chapter 17 Horticulturep. 151
Chapter 18 Humanitiesp. 155
General Worksp. 155
Directoriesp. 157
Chapter 19 Lawp. 159
Bibliographiesp. 159
Dictionariesp. 160
Directoriesp. 160
Handbooks and Guidesp. 161
Chapter 20 Linguisticsp. 165
General Worksp. 165
English-Language Dictionariesp. 166
Classical Termsp. 166
College and Desk Editionsp. 166
Colloquialisms, Idioms, and Slangp. 167
Crossword Puzzlesp. 168
Etymologyp. 169
Internetp. 169
Rhyming Wordsp. 170
Spelling Wordsp. 170
Synonyms and Antonymsp. 170
Usagep. 171
Non-English-Language Dictionariesp. 172
American Sign Languagep. 172
Arabicp. 172
Chinesep. 172
Frenchp. 173
Germanp. 173
Italianp. 174
Japanesep. 174
Latinp. 174
Polishp. 175
Russianp. 175
Spanishp. 175
Chapter 21 Literaturep. 177
General Worksp. 177
Bibliographiesp. 177
Biographyp. 178
Dictionariesp. 178
Directoriesp. 179
Handbooks and Guidesp. 179
Children's Literaturep. 179
Preschool and Elementaryp. 179
Secondaryp. 181
National Literaturesp. 182
American Literaturep. 182
British Literaturep. 182
Spanish Literaturep. 182
Poetryp. 183
Science Fictionp. 184
Chapter 22 Musicp. 185
General Worksp. 185
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 185
Directoriesp. 186
Operap. 187
Rock, Popular, and Jazzp. 188
Chapter 23 Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culturep. 191
Chapter 24 Performing Artsp. 193
Chapter 25 Philosophyp. 195
Chapter 26 Political Sciencep. 199
United States Politics and Governmentp. 199
General Worksp. 199
Presidents and National Electionsp. 203
State and Local Governmentp. 204
International and Foreign Politicsp. 205
Military Studiesp. 206
Chapter 27 Psychology and Parapsychologyp. 207
Psychologyp. 207
Parapsychologyp. 208
Chapter 28 Recreation and Sportsp. 211
General Worksp. 211
Baseballp. 213
Basketballp. 213
Camping, Hiking, and Climbingp. 214
Computer Gamesp. 214
Footballp. 215
Gamesp. 215
Golfp. 215
Hockeyp. 216
Skiing and Snowboardingp. 216
Soccerp. 217
Water Sportsp. 217
Miscellaneousp. 218
Chapter 29 Religionp. 221
General Worksp. 221
Christianityp. 225
Bibliographiesp. 225
Biographyp. 226
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 227
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 228
Bible Studiesp. 230
Asian Religionsp. 231
Islamp. 232
Judaismp. 233
Other Religionsp. 235
Chapter 30 Resource Sciencesp. 237
Energyp. 237
Directoriesp. 237
Resourcesp. 238
Environmental Studiesp. 238
Bibliographiesp. 238
Dictionariesp. 240
Directoriesp. 240
Handbooks and Guidesp. 241
Chapter 31 Sciencep. 243
General Sciencep. 243
Astronomyp. 244
Chemistryp. 245
Computersp. 245
Geology and Earth Sciencep. 246
Mathematicsp. 246
Meteorologyp. 247
Paleontology and Fossilsp. 247
Pyysicsp. 248
Chapter 32 Social Sciencesp. 249
Chapter 33 Sociologyp. 251
General Worksp. 251
Abortionp. 252
Agingp. 253
Deathp. 254
Disabledp. 255
Divorcep. 256
Gay and Lesbian Studiesp. 256
Philanthropyp. 258
Sex Studiesp. 259
Social Welfare and Social Workp. 259
Substance Abusep. 260
Youth and Child Developmentp. 260
Chapter 34 Statistics, Demography, and Urban Studiesp. 263
Statisticsp. 263
Demographyp. 265
Urban Studiesp. 266
Chapter 35 Transportationp. 269
Chapter 36 Women's Studiesp. 271
Almanacsp. 271
Bibliographyp. 272
Biographyp. 272
Chronologyp. 273
Dictionaries and Encyclopediasp. 274
Handbooks and Yearbooksp. 275
Indexesp. 276
Author/Title Indexp. 277
Subject Indexp. 305

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