The reference librarian's bible : print and digital reference resources every library should own / Steven W. Sowards and Juneal Chenoweth, editors
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xv, 454 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
Chapter 1: General Reference Works
Dictionaries
English-Language Dictionaries
Unabridged Dictionaries -- Desk Dictionaries -- Etymological Dictionaries -- Specialty Dictionaries -- Thesauri -- Visual Dictionaries
Bilingual Dictionaries
Arabic -- Chinese -- French -- German -- Hebrew -- Korean -- Latin -- Russian -- Spanish -- Vietnamese
Encyclopedias
Almanacs and Calendars
Atlases and Geography
Atlases
Atlases of the World -- Atlases of the United States
Gazetteers
Biography
United States -- Great Britain
Cultural and Social Norms
Quotations
Usage and Style
English-Language Style Guides -- Citation Manuals
Chapter 2: Social Sciences
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Issues and Trends
Gender Issues -- Immigration -- Crime -- Extremism
Political Science and Law
U.S. Government and Politics -- The Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution -- Law -- International Information
Handbooks -- The United Nations
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Race and Ethnicity -- Modern Social Issues
Popular Culture
Encyclopedias -- The Internet and Popular Culture -- Customs and Cultures -- Food
Languages and Linguistics
Media and Communications
Business and Economics
Business
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Company Information
The Economy
Encyclopedias -- Economic Data
Education
Statistics, Data, and Demography
U.S. Statistics -- U.S. Census -- World Statistics -- Historical Statistics
Chapter 3: History and Area Studies
Historical Atlases
Antiquity
The United States
General Works -- African American History
Native America
Latin America
World History
Europe
Africa
The Middle East
Asia and Australia
Military History
Geneology
Chapter 4: Humanities
Art
Fine Arts -- Applied Arts
Literature
American Literature -- World Literature -- Children's Literature
Performing Arts
Film -- Theater and Dance -- Music
Philosophy
Religion and Beliefs
Antiquity -- Judaism and Christianity
General Works -- The Bible
Islam
Buddhism
World Religions and Belief Systems
Chapter 5: Sciences
General Souces
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Biography
Biology
General Topics -- Animals in General -- Dogs and Cats -- Birds -- Fish and Reptiles -- Insects -- Botany, Plant, and Trees
Agriculture
Astronomy
Earth Sciences
Geology -- Climate and the Oceans -- Water and the Oceans
Mathematics
Physics and Chemistry
Technology
Chapter 6: Health Sciences
Dictionaries
Topical Resources
Handbooks
Consumer Information -- Online Resources -- Women's Health -- Professional Information -- Drug Information
Anatomy
Alternative Medicine
Nutrition
Veterinary Medicine
Health Statistics
Summary
Not long ago, it was fashionable to claim that everything was on the Internet and therefore to claim that reference books and even libraries were obsolete. Both claims were wrong. Our understanding of information on the Internet is more nuanced today. Yes, a great deal of valuable information is freely available, but it is mixed up with outdated information, ill-informed opinion, advertising disguised as information, and flat-out disinformation or "fake news." Readers and researchers want to discover, evaluate, and choose good sources, but doing so is challenging, confusing, time consuming, and tiring. In addition, high-quality information often comes from for-profit, copyrighted, licensed sources; most readers can't reach that information without paying for it or having someone pay for it on their behalf. Libraries and librarians, of course, exist to solve these problems. Librarians evaluate information; choose, license, and buy high-quality resources on behalf of readers in their communities; and make resources both freely available and more easily discoverable. Those resources include reference tools: Books, databases, annuals, maps, and more. - Preface
"Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields"-- Provided by publisher.
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Sowards, Steven W., editor.
Chenoweth, Juneal M., editor.
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