Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources
African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage, and Excellence
This affordable, concise, and overall first-rate resource chronicles the African American experience from the arrival of the first Africans to North America in the early 1600s to the present day.
Atlas of Yellowstone
This visually stunning and readable reference contains more than 500 maps, photos—including aerial and satellite imagery—and charts. A necessity for any collection in the West, and most academic and public libraries will want a copy, too.
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
Sweeping in scope and painstaking in detail, this atlas offers multiple perspectives and insights by way of first-person oral and written accounts, poetry, art, photography, and scholarship. Scholarly in tone yet accessibly written, this resource is an example of how well done print reference can still be.
Biotechnology: In Context
The ease of locating information—coupled with the fact that this reference is aligned with national science standards and supportive of school curriculum—makes this set highly recommended for high-school and public libraries.
One look at the sleek new interface will convert users to this robust and attractive product. The combination of a stylish, user-friendly interface with high-quality, interactive content makes this a must-consider choice for school libraries.
The Celts: History, Life, and Culture
Consisting of 808 essays written by more than 260 contributors who represent the leading edge of Celtic research in the world today, this set is recommended to fill the gap in this popular growing area of interest.
Dictionary of African Biography
This huge undertaking contains more than 2,100 entries covering all periods of African history, from the first humans through the twenty-first century, and all regions of the continent. (Top of the List winner—Reference Source.)
This entertaining and informative volume will make economics not only accessible but potentially even fascinating to a wide range of readers at and above a high-school reading level.
Encyclopedia of Free Blacks and People of Color in the Americas
A unique and useful resource representing an emerging body of scholarship that would be a worthy addition to academic and public library collections.
Encyclopedia of Global Studies
This elegantly written and authoritative set seeks to clarify the “concepts, approaches, theories, and methodologies” encompassed by the emerging field of global studies by offering keen, scholarly insight from a unique perspective.