Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2006 Selection of Recent Titles

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2006 Selection of Recent Titles

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RUSA Reference Sources Committee

The 2006 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for small d medium-sized libraries has been announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. The titles, selected by RUSA's Reference Sources Committee, represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to medium-sized libraries.

The Selections for Year 2006

Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront. John P. Resch, ed. 4 vols. Macmillan, 2005. (ISBN 0-02-865806-x) 1,500 pages, $395.

American Heritage Science Dictionary. Houghton, 2005. (ISBN 0-6184-5504-3) 704 pages, $19.95.

Black Women in America, 2nd ed. Darlene Clark Hines, ed. Oxford Univ. Pr., 2005. (ISBN 0-1951-5677-3) 1,696 pages, $325.

Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers. Michael Newton. McFarland, 200.5 (ISBN 0-7864-2036-7). 584 pages, $95.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Routledge, 2005. (ISBN 1579584454) 1,968 pages, $565.

Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, Emmanuel S. Nelson. Greenwood, 2005. (ISBN 0-313-33059-X) 2,692 pages, $499.95.

Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and its Applications. Christian Ratsch. Park Street Press, 2005. (ISBN 0-89281-978-2), 944 pages, $125. …

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