1998 Outstanding Reference Sources

image The 1998 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 1998 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 1998 Selections

The ABC-CIO Companion to the Native American Rights Movement, by Mark Grossman. 498p. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1996 (0-87436-822-7) $60.

African Writers, edited by C.Brian Cox. 2 vols., 936p. New York: Charles Scribners's Sons, 1997 (0-684-19651-4) $220.

American Eras: Development of the Industrial United States,1878-1899, edited by Vincent Tompkins. 455p. Detroit: Gale, 1997 (0-7876-1485-8) $85. American Eras: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877, edited by Thomas J. Brown. 433p. Detroit: Gale, 1997 (0-7876-1484-X) $85. American Eras: Development of a Nation, 1783-1815, by Robert J. Allision. 423p. Detroit: Gale, 1997 (-7876-1481-5) $85.

American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants,edited by Christopher Brickell & Judith D. Zuk. 1,092p.New York: DK Publishing, 1997 (0-7894-1943-2)- $75.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary Of 20th Century Classical Musicians,edited by Laura Kuhn & Dennis McIntire. 1,595p. York: Schirmer, 1997 (0-02-871271-4) $75.

Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalistsedited by Keir B. Sterling. 640p. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997 (0-313-23047-1) $175.

Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia, edited by David Glasner. 779p. New York: Garland, 1997 (0822040-0944-4) $95.

The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, edited by Howard Clark and others. 616p. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 (0-521-34369-0) $49.95.

Censorship, edited by Lawrence Amey and others. 3 vols., 905p. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1994 (0-89356-444-3) $280.

The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography, by David J. Eicher. 407p. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997 (0-252-02273-4) $39.95.

Dictionary of Women Artists, edited by Delia Gaze. 2 vols., 1,512p. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997 (1-884964-21-4) $250.

Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, by Donald F. Glut. 1,076p. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997 (0-89960-917-7) $145.

Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara, edited by John Middleton. 4 vols., 2,510 p. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997 (0-684-80466-2) $475.

Encyclopedia of Fantasy, edited by John Clute and John Grant. 1,049p. New York: St. Martin's, 1997 (0-312-15897-1) $75.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design, edited by Joanna Banham. 2 vols., 1,450p. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997 (1-884964-19-2) $250.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature, edited by Verity Smith. 926p. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997 (1-884964-18-4) $125.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places, by Norbert C. Brockman. 342p. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1997 (0-8736-830-8) $65.

Encyclopedia of the Cat , by Bruce Fogle 240p. DK Publishing, 1997 (0-7894-1970-X) $34.95.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations, edited by Bruce V. Jentleson and Thomas G. Paterson. 4 vols., 1,918p. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 (0-19-511055-2) $450.

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics, edited by Eva E. Jacobs. 316p. Lanham, MD: Bernan, 1997 (0-89059-062-1) pap. $59.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Leslie Adkins and Roy A. Adkins. 472p. New York: Facts on File, 1997 (0-8160-3111-8) $45.

Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, edited by Junius P. Roduiguez. 2 vols., 805p. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1997 (0-87436-885-5) $150.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Environment, edited by Stephen R. Kellert. 6 vols., 864p. New York: Macmillan, 1997 (0-02-897381-X) $250.

The NASA Atlas of the Solar System, by Ronald Greely and Raymond Batson. 369p. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 (0-521-56127-2) $150.

Oxford Companion to African American Literature, edited by William L. Andrews. 866p. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 (0-19-506510-7) $49.95.

Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage, edited by Roger S. Powers and William B. Vogele. 610p. New York: Garland, 1997 (0-8153-0913-9) $75.

Toxic Waste Sites: An Encyclopedia of Endangered America, by Mark Crawford. 324p. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1997 (0-87436-934-7) $75.

Women's Issues, edited by Margaret McFadden. 3 vols., 1,041p. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997 (0-39356-765-5) $270.