The Selections for Year 2006


The 2006 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.

Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront. Edited by John P. Resch. 4 vols. Detroit: Macmillan, 2005. (002865806x) $395.

American Heritage Science Dictionary. Houghton. 2005 (0-6184-5504-3) 695p.

Black Women in America, 2nd ed., edited by Darlene Clark Hines. Oxford University Press, 2005. (0-1951-5677-3), $325.

Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers, Michael Newton, McFarland, 2005 (ISBN 0-7864-2036-7). 584p. $95.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Routledge, 2005. (ISBN: 1579584454) $475.

Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, Emmanuel S. Nelson, Greenwood, 2005. (ISBN: 0-313-33059-X).

Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and its Applications, Christian Rätsch. Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press, 2005. (ISBN: 0892819782), 944pp, $125.00.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, edited by Bron Taylor. 2 vols. 2,000 p. Continuum International Publishing, 2005 (1843711389), $395.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography. Routledge, 2005. (ISBN: 1579583938). $395.

Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social and Military History. Edited by Spencer C. Tucker. 5 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2005. (ISBN: 1851094202) $485.

Immigration and Asylum from 1900 to Present; ed. Matthew J. Gibnery and Randall Hansen. ABC Clio, 2005. (ISBN: 15706077969).

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. Gonzalez, Oxford University Press, 2005. (ISBN: 0195156005). 2,344p. $525.

Chair: Matthew J. Wayman

The 2006 Reference Sources Committee includes: Matthew Wayman (Chair), Pennsylvania State University-Abington College Library; Jeff Schwartz, Santa Monica Public Library; Robyn Rosenberg, Penn State Great Valley; Georgia Titonis, Boston Public Library; Asia Gross, University City Public Library; Theresa Mudrock, University of Washington; Pauline Swartz, UCLA College Library; Kathleen Collins, University of Washington; and Betsy Miguez, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.