2002 Outstanding Reference Sources


The 2002 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries has been announced by the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Reference Sources Committee. It is the most current list of recommended sources we present. The titles were selected during the 2002 ALA Midwinter meeting and represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small- to medium-sized libraries.

The Selections for Year 2002

AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment. Paul Harrison and Fred Pearce. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. 204 pages (0520230817 cloth) $65 (0520230841 paperback) $29.95.

Aak to Zumbra: A Dictionary of the World's Watercraft. M. H. Parry. Newport News, Va.: Mariners' Museum, 2000. 676 pages (0917376463) $49.95.

Art Across America: A Comprehensive Guide to American Art Museums and Exhibition Galleries. John J. Russell and Thomas S. Spencer. Monkton, Md.: Friar's Lantern, 2000. 898 pages (0966714415) $29.95.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. 6 volumes. Centennial Edition. Nicholas Slonimsky, ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 2001. 4220 pages (0028655257) $595.

Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. 4 volumes. Derek Jones, ed. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 2891 pages (1579581358). $395.

Dictionary of Psychology. Andrew M. Colman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 844 pages (0198662114) $39.95.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. David Noel Freedman, ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2000. 1425 pages (0802824005) $45.00.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. Eric L. Haralson, ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. (1579582400) 846 pages

Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. 3 volumes. Tim Murray, ed. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2001. 1432 pages (1576071987) $295.

Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History. 2 volumes. Raúl Rojas. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 930 pages (1579582354) $250.

Encyclopedia of Genetics. Eric C.R. Reeve, ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 952 pages (1884964346) $150.

Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. 2 volumes. Margaretta Jolly, ed. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 1090 pages (157958232x) $175.

Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century. 3 volumes. Paul Finkelman, ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. 1705 pages (0684805006) $375.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court. 3 volumes. Thomas T. Lewis and Richard L. Wilson, eds. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2001. 1024 pages (0893560979) $315.

Encyclopedia of the World' s Zoos. 3 volumes. Catharine E. Bell. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 1577 pages (1579581749) $325.

Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers. 2 volumes. Helen Rappaport. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2001. 888 pages (1576071014) $185.

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and its Treatments. 2 volumes. Ellen Thackery, ed. Detroit: Gale Group, Thompson Learning, 2002. (0787656097) 1239 pages $275.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy. 3 volumes. John Zumerchik, ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. 1270 pages (0028650212) $350.

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia. 2 volumes. Thomas A. Green. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2001. 894 pages. $185.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 29 volumes. 2nd ed. Stanley Sadie. New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001. 25,000 pages (1561592390) $4,850.

New Historical Atlas of Religion in America. (Rev. ed. of: Historical atlas of religion in America / Edwin Scott Gaustad. c1976) Edwin Scott Gaustad and Philip L. Barlow. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 435 pages (019509168x) $145.00.

Oxford Companion to Military History. Richard Holmes, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 1048 pages (0198662092) $60.

Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 541 pages (0198117353). $45.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 3 volumes. Donald B. Redford, ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 1880 pages (0195102347) $450.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science. Arne Hessenbruch, ed. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 934 pages (188496429X) $145.

Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. 2 volumes. Jonathan Michie, ed. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 2195 pages (1579580912) $285.

For further information contact:

Vicki D. Bloom, Chair
Rivera Library
University of California--Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

Phone: (909) 787-5895
Fax: (909) 787-3285
E-mail: vicki.bloom@ucr.edu