Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2008 Selection of Titles

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2008 Selection of Titles

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The 2008 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for small and medium-sized public libraries has been announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. The titles, selected by the RUSA CODES Reference Sources Committee, represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to medium-sized libraries.

THE SELECTIONS FOR YEAR 2008

APA Dictionary of Psychology. Gary R. VandenBos, ed. American Psychological Association, 2007. $49.95 (ISBN 1-59147-380-2).

Encyclopedia Judaica. Edited by staff. Macmillan Reference U.S.A. 22 vols. Rev. ed. Thomson Gale, 2006. $1,995 (ISBN 0-02-865928-7).

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. George Ritzer, ed. 11 vols. Blackwell, 2007. $2,695 (ISBN 1-4051-2433-4).

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment. Margo DeMello. Greenwood, 2007. $79.95 (ISBN 0-313-33695-4).

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. John Hartwell Moore, ed. 4 vols. Thomson Gale, 2008. $345 (ISBN: 978-0-02-866020-2).

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. John B. Hattendorf, ed. 4 vols. Oxford Univ. Pr., 2007. $550 (ISBN 978-0-19513075-1).

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. …

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