Drawing on their collective experience in reference services and sifting through nearly 30,000 reviews in ARBAonline, editors Steven Sowards, associate director for collection at Michigan State University Libraries, and Juneal Chenoweth, editor of American Reference Books Annual, curated this collection of titles, most of which have been published since 2000, to serve collections and reference librarians in academic and public libraries.
From the Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences and Encyclopedia of the Civil War to the Encyclopedia of Physics, Encyclopedia of Insects, and Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants to the formidable Oxford English Dictionary, The Reference Librarian’s Bible encompasses every subject imaginable and will be your first stop for choosing and evaluating your library’s collections as well as for answering patrons’ questions.
- Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles
- Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title
- Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject