The Selections for Year 2007

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The 2007 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.

Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History. ed. James Ciment. M. E. Sharpe, 2005. 0765680653. $499

Crusades: An Encyclopedia. 4 vols. ed. Alan V. Murray. ABC-Clio, 2006. 1576078620. $385

Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World. Geoffrey Hughes. M. E. Sharpe, 2006. 0765612311. $110

Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History. eds. Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard Ryerson. ABC-Clio, 2006. 1851094083. $485

Encyclopedia of the Developing World. 3 vols. ed. Thomas M. Leonard. Routledge, 2005. 1579583881. $565

Encyclopedia of US Labor and Working Class History. 3 vols. ed. Eric Arnesen. Routledge, 2006. 0415968267. $565

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450. 3 vols. ed. Thomas Benjamin. MacMillian, 2007. 0028658434. $395

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. 3 vols. ed. Rosemary Skinner Keller. Indiana, 2006. $325

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. 5 vols. eds. Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, Michael R. Haines, et al. Cambridge, 2006. 0521817919. $825

Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity. Stephen A. Marshall. Firefly, 2006. 1552979008. $95

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. 5 vols. ed. David Scott Kastan. Oxford, 2006. 0195169212. $595

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. 4 vols. ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford, 2006. 01951146561. $495

Qu'ran: An Encyclopedia. ed. Oliver Leaman. Routledge, 2005. 0415326397. $225

Right, Wrong, and Risky: A Dictionary of Today's American English Usage. Norton, 2005. 0393061191. $29.95