1997 Outstanding Reference Sources

image The 1997 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 1997 ALA Midwinter meeting and represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small to meduium-sized libraries.

RUSA is a division of the American Library Association.

The 1997 Selections

ABC-CLIO World History Companion: The Industrial Revolutiion, by Peter N. Stearns and John H. Hinshaw. 312p. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1996 (0-87436-824-3), $60.

American Folklore: an Encyclopedia, edited by Jan Harold Brunvand. 794p. New York: Garland, 1996 ( 0-8153-0751-9), $95.00.

American Justice, edited by Joseph M. Bessette. 3v., 932p. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1996 (0-89356-761-2), $270.

American Nature Writers, edited by John Elder. 2v. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1996, (0-684-19692-1), $220.

Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus, edited by Elizabeth Ward Pitha and others. 1,488p. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996 (0-316-10138-9), $18.95.

Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner. 34v. New York: Grove, 1996 (1-884446-00-0). $8,000.

Directory of Saints: A Concise Guide to Patron Saints, by Annette Sandoval. 309p. New York: Dutton, 1996 (0-524-94154-1), $18.95.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, edited by Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith and Cornel West. 3,203p. in 5v. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1996 (0-02-897345-3), $450.

Encyclopedia of American Education, by Harlow G. Unger. 1,611p in 3v. New York: Facts on File, 1996 (0-8160-2994-6), $175.

Encyclopedia of American Prisons, edited by Marilyn D. McShane and Frank P. Williams III. 532p. New York: Garland, 1996 (0-8153-1350-0), $95.

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments and Ameding Issues, 1789-1995, by John R. Vile. 427p. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1996 (0-87436-783-2), $75.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, edited by Stephen H. Schneider. 2 v. New York: Oxford, 1996 (0-19-509485-9). $195.

Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, edited by David Levinson and Melvin Ember. 1486p. in 4 v. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. (0-8050-2877-3), $395.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, edited by Barbara A. Tenenbaum. 5v. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1996. (0-684-19253-5), $449.

Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants; a Practical Reference Guide to more than 550 Key Medicinal Plants and their Use, by Andrew Chevalier. 336 p. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1996. (0-7894-0672) $39.95.

Encyclopedia of the McCarthy Era, by William K. Klingaman. 502p. New York: Facts On File, 1996 (0-8160-3097-9), $50.

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, edited by Stanley I. Kutler. 711p. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1996 (0-13-276932-8), $99.

Encyclopedia of World Sport from Ancient Times to the Present, by Levinson, Davis & Karen Christensen, 1,317 p. in 3v. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1996 (0-87436-819-7) $225.

Facts about the Congress, by Stephen G. Christianson. 635p. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1996 (0-8242-0883-8), $55.

Facts about the Supreme Court, by Lisa Paddock. 569p. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1996 (0-8242-0896-X), $55.

Harvard Guide to Women's Health, by Karen J. Carlson Stephanie A. Eisenstat and Terra Ziporyn. 718p. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996 (0-674-36768-5), $39.95; (0-674-36769-3), paper $24.95.

Historical Atlas of the Holocaust. 252p. New York: Macmillan, 1996 (0-02-897451-4), $39.95.

Latin for the Illiterati, Exorcising the Ghosts of a Dead Language, by Jon R. Stone. 201 p. New York: Routledge, 1996 (0-415-91774-3), $55; (0-415-91775-1), pap. $14.95.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, edited by E. Julius Dasch. 1,273p. in 2v. New York: Macmillan Reference, 1996 (0-02-883000-8), $165.

Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century: Biographies and Bibliographies of 280 Convicted or Accused Killers, by David K. Frasier. 552p. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996 (0-7864-0184-2), $65.

Music Festivals from Bach to Blues; a Traveler's Guide, by Tom Clynes. 632 p. Visible Ink, 1996 ( 0-7876-0823-8), $17.95pap

Nations Without States: a Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements, by James Minahan. 692 p. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996 ( 0-313-28354-0) $99.95.

Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans, 1790–1995, edited by Deborah Gillan Straub. 1372 p. New York: Gale Research, 1996 (0-8103-9378-6), $95.

Weather America: The Latest Detailed Climatological Data for Over 4,000 Places—with Rankings, edited by Alfred N. Garwood. Toucan Valley, 1996 ( 1-884925-60-X), $99.95.

Women & the Military; An Encyclopedia, by Victoria Sherrow. 381p. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1996 (0-87436-812-x), $60.