The 2005 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for small and medium-sized libraries has been announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. The titles, selected by RUSA's Reference Sources Committee, represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to medium-sized libraries.
The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, edited by John Michael Greer. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2004. (1-56718-336-0 ). 555p. $29.95.
Encyclopedia of Protestantism, edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand. 4 vols. Routledge, 2004. (0-415-92472-3). 2,224p. $695.00.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism, edited by Robert E. Buswell, Jr. 2 vols. New York : Macmillan Reference, Thomson/Gale, 2004.
Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, edited by Immanuel Ness. 4 vols. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 2004. (ISBN: 0-7656-8045-9), 1157p. $399.00.
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: in History and Society, edited by Paula S. Fass, 3 vols. New York : Macmillan Reference USA ; Farmington Hills, MI : Thomson/Gale, 2004. (0028657144), $325.00.
Encyclopedia of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered History in America, edited by Marc Stein. 3 vols. 1200p. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. (0-684-31261-1), $380.
The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, edited by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, and Tim Futing Liao. 1528p. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004. (0-7619-2363-2) $550.
Major Acts of Congress, edited by Brian K. Landsberg. 3 vols. MacMillan Reference USA, 2003. (0028657497), 1178p. $305.00.
Encyclopedia of Homelessness, edited by David Levinson. 2 vols. Sage, 2004. (0761927514), 928p. $295.00.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, edited by Valerie Steele. 3 vols. Thomson/Gale, 2005. (0684313944), $345.00.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, edited by Andrew F. Smith. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. (019-515437-1), $195.00.
The Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, compiled by Christine Lindberg, New York: Oxford, 2004. (ISBN: 0195170768). 1128p. $40.00.
Chemistry Foundations and Applications, by J. J. Lagowski. 4 vols. New York: McMillian Reference, 2004. (0-028-65722-5), 1246p. $395.00.
Encyclopedia of Leadership, edited by George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns. 4 vols. Sage Publications, 2004. (076192597X), $595.00.
Atlas of World Art, edited by John Onians. Oxford University Press, 2004. (0195215834), 352p. $150.00.
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture, edited by R. Stephen Sennott. 3 vols. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. (1-57958-243-5). 1,568p. $525.
The Oxford Companion to Chaucer, edited by Douglas Grey. Oxford University Press, 2003. (0-19-811765-5), 526p. $95.00.
Encyclopedia of African History, edited by Kevin Shillington. 3 vols. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. (1-57958-245-1), 1,912p. $495.00.
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart. Lincoln and London: Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska Press, 2004. (0803247877).
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, edited by Richard C. Martin. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference/Thomson Gale, 2004. (0028656032), $225.00.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, by Maryanne Cline Horowitz. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. (0684313774), 3600p. $595.00.
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, edited by Gary S. Cross. 2 vols. Detroit: Charles Scribner, 2004. (0-684-31265-4), 800p. $240.00.
For further information contact:
Katharine Dean, dean.202 @osu.edu