Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2004 Selection of Recent Titles

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2004 Selection of Recent Titles

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The Reference Sources Committee has announced the 2004 list of Outstanding Reference Sources. The titles represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to medium-sized libraries. An annotated list of the following titles will be published in the May 2004 issue of American Libraries. The list is also available at www.ala.org/rusa/bestref.html.

Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising. John McDonough and Karen Egolf, eds. 3 vols. New York: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2002. (ISBN 1-57958-172-2) 1,873 pages, $385.

The Beat Generation: A Gale Critical Companion. Lynn M. Zott, ed. 3 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2003. (ISBN 0-7876-7569-5) 1,622 pages, $350.

The Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Gerard C. Wertkin, ed. New York: Routledge, 2004. (ISBN 0-415-92986-5) 704 pages, $125.

Encyclopedia of American History. Gary B. Nash, ed. 11 vols. New York: Facts on File, 2003. (ISBN 0-8160-4371-X) 4,686 pages, $935.

Encyclopedia of Community. Karen Christensen and David Levinson, eds. 4 vols. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2003. (ISBN: 0-7619-2598-8) 2,000 pages, $595.

The Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. James W. Guthrie, ed. 8 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003. (ISBN 0-02-865594-X) 3,357 pages, $850.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Solomon H. Katz and William Woys Weaver, eds. 3 vols. New York: Scribner, 2003. (ISBN 0-684-80568-5) 2,035 pages, $395.

Encyclopedia of Radio. Christopher H. Sterling, ed. 3 vols. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. (ISBN 1-57958-249-4) 1,920 pages, $375.

Encyclopedia of Russian History. Jim Millar, ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003. (ISBN 0-02-865693-8) 1,828 pages, $475.

The Encyclopedia of Sculpture. Antonia Bostrom, ed. 3 vols. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. (ISBN 1-57958-248-6) 1,921 pages, $375.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism. Harvey W. Kushner, ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage, 2003. …

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