• Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual

2017 Edition
Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440856600
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 600
View: 4712
Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. * Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider * Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs * Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

    • Reference books

American Reference Books Annual


Author: Libraries Unlimited,Martin Dillon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591580560
Category: Reference books
Page: 816
View: 3051
1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual

2009 Edition
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591588405
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 678
View: 8285
With more than 1,500 critical reviews of both print and electronic resources, ARBA will keep librarians abreast of the most recent reference sources, maintain their library's high standard of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers


Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591585268
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 355
View: 3765
An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual

2016 Edition
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440847011
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 616
View: 5149
Comprising professional reviews of the latest reference resources written by practicing academic, public, and school librarians, ARBA will help all types of librarians build a strong reference collection for their library, no matter the size of their budget. * Provides reviews of print resources, eBooks, subscription databases, and free reference websites, showcasing a wide spectrum of resources for users to consider * Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs * Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from practicing, active librarians

    • Computers

Internet Censorship: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook
Author: Bernadette H. Schell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694821
Category: Computers
Page: 333
View: 9532
Covering topics ranging from web filters to laws aimed at preventing the flow of information, this book explores freedom—and censorship—of the Internet and considers the advantages and disadvantages of policies at each end of the spectrum. • Introduces key concepts and traces the evolution of Internet censorship from its earliest days • Shows how anti-censorship groups—including the American Civil Liberties Union, the OpenNet Initiative, Reporters Without Borders, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and the Censorware Project—band together to fight for freedom of information • Explores the role of American businesses in facilitating Internet censorship abroad • Shares opinions on Internet freedom versus Internet censorship from experts in a range of fields, including criminology, political science, philosophy, and psychology • Includes an overview of Internet usage and penetration rates by region and an examination of the Freedom on the Net 2012 findings

    • Education

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education


Author: Bruce M. Mitchell,Robert E. Salsbury
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300295
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 6772
In the study of multicultural education, there are key names, places, concepts, and legal actions which provide a foundation for the field. This reference includes more than 400 entries from a broad range of topics related to multicultural education. While many of the entries are for terms and theories related to multicultural education, the volume also provides entries for notable persons from different cultures and relates them to the curriculum. In addition, the book includes entries for particular cultural groups, which examine their educational experiences and needs. Each entry not only helps to identify and place in an historical perspective a particular term, but also links that term to an important aspect of multicultural education. Entries provide bibliographic information, and the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own


Author: Steven W. Sowards,Chenoweth Juneal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440860629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
View: 9470
Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Serves as an indispensable information literacy tool • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

    • Social Science

American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia


Author: Bret Carroll
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265712
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 2976
"This is a highly recommended purchase for undergraduate, medium-sized, and large public libraries wishing to provide a substantial introduction to the field of men's studies." --Reference & User Services Quarterly "Pleasing layout and good cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome addition to collections serving readers of all ages. Highly recommended." --CHOICE "An excellent index, well-chosen photographs and illustrations, and an extensive bibliography add further value. American Masculinities is well worth what would otherise be too hefty a price for many libraries because no other encyclopedia comes close to covering this growing field so well." --American Reference Books Annual American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. This up-to-date analytical review serves as a marker of how the field has evolved over the last decade, especially since the 1993 publication of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal book opened new vistas for exploration and research into American History, society, and culture. Weaving the fabric of American history, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Seeing U.S. history in terms of gender archetypes, readers will gain a richer and deeper understanding of America's democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life. The contributors to American Masculinities share the assumption that men's lives have been grounded fundamentally in gender, that is, in their awareness of themselves as males. Their approach goes beyond scholarship which traditionally looks at men (and women) in terms of what they do and how they have influenced a given field or era. Rather, this important work delves into the psychological core of manhood which is shaped not only by biology, but also by history, society, and culture. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. Key Features - Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information - Extensive name, place, and concept index gives users an additional means of locating topics of interest - More than 250 entries, each with suggestions for further reading - Cross references direct users to related information - Comprehensive bibliography includes a list of sources organized by categories in the field Topics Covered - Arts, Literature, and Popular Culture - Body, Health, and Sexuality - Class, Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Identities - Concepts and Theories - Family and Fatherhood - General History - Icons and Symbols - Leisure and Work - Movements and Organizations - People - Political and Social Issues About the Editor Bret E. Carroll is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He is author of The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and several articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.

    • History

Dante Encyclopedia


Author: Richard Lansing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136849718
Category: History
Page: 1040
View: 2137
The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Library and Information Science

A Guide to Key Literature and Sources
Author: Michael F. Bemis
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911854
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
View: 6625
This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Library 2020

Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library
Author: Joseph Janes
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810887150
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
View: 6902
Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating visions from many points of view. It is both required reading for library leaders and trustees as well as an ideal supplemental text for LIS classes looking at the future of the profession.

    • Nature

Forest Fires

A Reference Handbook
Author: Philip N. Omi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094385
Category: Nature
Page: 347
View: 5875
From killer fires to ecosystem rehabilitation, an exhaustive survey exploring the ecological, social, and economic consequences of managing fires in U.S. wildland areas. * Provides a detailed chronology of events, legislative acts, policy controversies, and precedents for fire management in the United States, illustrating how the fires discussed reflect a continuation of trends established in the 20th century and before * Includes biographies of past and present forest fire management leaders, scientists, academicians, and policy makers

    • Reference

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites


Author: Paul R. Burden
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810876958
Category: Reference
Page: 778
View: 2622
The Web is always moving, always changing. As some Web sites come, others go, but the most effective sites have been well established. A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites provides a list of key web sites in various disciplines that will assist researchers with a solid starting point for their queries. The sites included in this collection are stable and have librarian tested high-quality information: the most important attribute information can have.

    • Social Science

Women in Prison

A Reference Handbook
Author: Cyndi Banks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079295
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
View: 2341
A concise survey of the treatment of jailed women in America since the early 1800s, their unique problems, the effect on their families, and the state of prisons today. * Includes an abundance of resources for further research including extensive statistics on the number of women in state and federal prisons by race, the proportion of women jailed for violent offenses, and characteristics of female state prison inmates * An annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources such as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections Today, and Women, Crime, and Justice

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Licensing Digital Content

A Practical Guide for Librarians
Author: Lesley Ellen Harris
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909922
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 161
View: 1885
The revised edition of this popular one-stop resource covers the basics of digital licensing for librarians in a plain-language approach that demystifies the process. Written from the librarian's perspective, this second edition

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today's School Library


Author: Lesley S.J. Farmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887193
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 196
View: 8190
In Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today's School Library, one of America’s premier school library educators covers the A-Z of both reference and information services for today’s library. Lesley Farmer discusses everything from teaching students how to use sources to both in-person and virtual reference service.

    • Law

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

A Reference Guide
Author: Donald E. Lively
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306020
Category: Law
Page: 374
View: 7375
Surveys the Supreme Court cases that most affected developments in government power, economic regulation, equality, and individual rights, tracing changes in the Court's views and the context and results of each case.

    • Reference

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160057212X
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 6474
The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

    • Political Science

Latino Americans and Political Participation

A Reference Handbook
Author: Sharon Ann Navarro,Armando Xavier Mejia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095233
Category: Political Science
Page: 321
View: 6149
An examination by distinguished Latino/a scholars of the increasing influence of 37 million Latino/a Americans on U.S. electoral and social movements. * Chronology of key events in Latino/a political history, a multicultural bibliography, and lists of key players in Latino/a American political movements * Tables and charts showing the numerical impact of Latino/as, and a selection of Internet databases and websites for further exploration