ERIC Number: ED439726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Recommended Reference Books in Paperback. Third Edition.
Lang, Jovian P.; O'Gorman, Jack
Completely revised and updated from the last edition (1992), this annotated, evaluative bibliography presents more than 1,000 outstanding titles chosen for their quality, economy, and availability. Thirty-six chapters describe and judge these affordable paperbacks for libraries with limited budgets. Subject matter includes: general reference, area studies, biology, business and economics, communications/mass media, decorative arts, education, engineering, ethnic studies/anthropology, film/television, fine arts, food/beverages, genealogy/personal names, geography/travel guides, health sciences, history, horticulture, humanities, law, linguistics, literature, music, mythology/folklore/popular culture, performing arts, philosophy, political science, psychology/parapsychology, recreation/sports, religion, resource sciences, science, social sciences, sociology, statistics, demography/urban studies, transportation, and women's studies. Based loosely upon the topical organization of "American Reference Books Annual" (ARBA), this edition goes beyond general reference resources to works that address current demand for subject matter on today's headlining topics such as computer science, world religions, and alternative health. Subdivisions within each chapter make locating specific topics quick and easy. Criteria used for reference-source inclusion were threefold. Each title must: be available in paperback; be in print at the time the chapter was written; and be recommended. Another consideration was expense relevant to quality offered. An author/title index and a subject index further help locate materials. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Information Sources, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Paperback Books, Reference Materials
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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