Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2007 Selection of Recent Titles

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2007 Selection of Recent Titles

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The 2007 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for small and medium-sized libraries has been announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The titles, selected by RUSAs Reference Sources Committee, represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to medium-sized libraries.

THE SELECTIONS FOR YEAR 2007

Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History. James Ciment, ed. 5 vols. M. E. Sharpe, 2003. $499 (ISBN 0-7656-8065-3).

Crusades: An Encyclopedia. Man V. Murray, ed. 4 vols. ABC-Clio, 2006. $385 (ISBN 1-57607-862-0).

Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World. Geoffrey Hughes. 573p. M. E. Sharpe, 2006. $110 (ISBN 0-7656-1231-3).

Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard Ryerson, eds. 5 vols. ABC-Clio, 2006. $485 (ISBN 1-85109-408-3).

Encyclopedia of the Developing World. Thomas M. Leonard, ed. 3 vols. Routledge, 2005. $565 (ISBN 1-579-58388-1).

Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History. Eric Arnesen, ed. …

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