The Selections for Year 2003


The 2003 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. The titles were selected during the 2003 ALA Midwinter meeting and represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small- to medium-sized libraries.

A Chronology of American Musical Theatre, by Richard C. Norton. 3 volumes. New York: Oxford University, 2002. (ISBN 0-19-508888-3) 2400 pages, $395.00.

Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs, edited by Joseph M. Flora and Lucinda H. Mackethan. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2002. (ISBN 0-8071-2692-6) 1054 pages, $69.95.

Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed. edited by Stanley I. Kutler. 10 volumes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. (ISBN 0-684-80533-2) 5539 pages, $995.00.

Dogs: the Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog Breeds, by Desmond Morris. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 2002. (1-570-76219-8) 752 pages, $24.95

Encyclopedia of Aging, edited by David J. Ekerdt. 4 volumes. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA (Gale Group), 2002. (ISBN 0-02-865472-2) 1591 pages, $495.00.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, edited by David Levinson. 4 volumes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002. (ISBN 0-7619-2258-X), 1814 pages, $600.00.

Encyclopedia of Evolution, edited by Mark Pagel. 2 volumes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. (ISBN 0-19-512200-3) 1205 pages $325.00.

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, edited by David Patterson, Alan L. Berger, and Sarita Cargas. Westport, Conn.: Oryx, 2002 (ISBN 1-57356-257-2) 263 pages, $54.95.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, edited by David Levinson and Karen Christensen. 6 volumes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. (ISBN 0-684-80617-7) 3264 pages, $695.00.

Horror Films of the 1970s, by John Kenneth Muir. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002 (ISBN 0-7864-1249-6) 672 pages, $59.95.

Legal Systems of the World, by Herbert M. Kritzer. 4 volumes. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2002. (ISBN 1-57607-231-2) 2,370 pages, $385.00.

Social Workers' Desk Reference, edited by Albert R. Roberts and Gilbert J. Greene. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. (ISBN 0-19-514211-X) 910 pages, $65.00.

World Atlas of Coral Reefs, by Mark D. Spalding, Corinna Ravilious and Edmund P. Green. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. (ISBN 0-520-23255-0) 424 pages, $55.00.

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

Phone: (909) 787-5895
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