Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries :

O'Gorman, Jack.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries : Eighth Edition. - 8th ed. - 1 online resource (496 pages)

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. General Reference -- Almanacs and Fact Books -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Readers' Advisory -- Reference Guides -- Reference Review Journals -- Biography -- Databases and Indexes -- Directories -- Postal Directories -- Electronic Reference Sources -- Encyclopedias -- Print -- Electronic -- Internet Sources -- Library Science -- Library Search Tools -- 2. Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics -- Philosophy -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Biographical Sources -- Religion -- General Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Bible -- Atlases -- Commentaries -- Concordances -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks -- Religion in the United States -- Religions -- General Sources -- Asian Religions -- Christianity -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Biographical Sources -- Islam -- Judaism -- Other Living Religions -- Mythology -- Ethics -- 3. Psychology and Psychiatry -- Psychology -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries -- Encyclopedias -- Handbooks and Manuals -- Style Manuals -- Tests, Measurements, and Questionnaires -- Websites -- Psychiatry -- Dictionaries -- Handbooks and Manuals -- Websites -- The Occult -- Dictionaries -- Encyclopedias -- Handbooks and Manuals -- Websites -- 4. Social Sciences and Sociology -- Social Sciences (General Sources) -- Databases -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- African Americans -- Aging -- Anthropology -- Archaeology -- Asian Americans -- Criminology -- Death and Dying -- Ethnic Studies -- Family, Marriage, and Divorce -- Gender and Sexuality Studies -- Folklore and Folklife -- Hispanic Americans -- Native Americans -- LGBT Studies -- Philanthropy -- Social Work and Social Services -- Sociology. Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks -- Statistics and Demography -- Substance Abuse -- Urban Studies -- Youth and Child Development -- 5. Business and Careers -- General Sources -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Biographical Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Accounting -- Advertising, Marketing, and Consumer Research -- Banking, Finance, and Investment -- Careers and Vocational Guidance -- Company and Industry -- Economics -- Entrepreneurship and Small Business -- 6. Political Science and Law -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Biographical Sources -- 7. Education -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Media and Curriculum Materials -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Statistical Sources -- 8. Words and Languages -- General Sources -- Encyclopedias, Companions, and Atlases -- English Language -- Dictionaries -- Databases and Indexes -- Desk Dictionaries -- Encyclopedias -- Principal English-Language Dictionaries -- Regional Dictionaries -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Crossword Puzzle Dictionaries -- Etymology and Word and Phrase Origins -- Foreign Words and Phrases -- Handbooks -- Idioms and Usage Dictionaries -- Rhyming Dictionaries -- Sign Language Dictionaries -- Clich├ęs and Metaphors -- Slang and Euphemisms -- Thesauri: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms -- Style Manuals -- Bilingual and Foreign-Language Resources -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Arabic -- Chinese -- English as a Second Language -- French -- German -- Greek -- Hebrew -- Italian -- Japanese -- Latin -- Russian -- Spanish -- 9. Science and Technology -- General Sources -- Guides to the Literature. Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Biographical Sources -- Astronomy -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Chemistry -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Computer Science -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- History of Science -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Earth Sciences -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Databases and Indexes -- Handbooks -- Oceanography -- Climatology -- Environment -- Engineering -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Handbooks -- Standards -- Electronics and Electrical Engineering -- Manufacturing Engineering -- Vehicle Maintenance and Repair -- Life Sciences -- Agriculture and Gardening -- Biology -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Botany -- Zoology -- Mathematics -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Websites -- Biographical Sources -- Physics -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Weapons and Warfare -- 10. Health and Medicine -- General Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks, Statistics, and Diagnosis -- AIDS and STDs -- Anatomy and Physiology -- Cancer -- Children's Health -- Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) -- Drugs -- Nutrition and Diet -- Physical Impairments -- Women's and Men's Health -- 11. Households -- Beverages -- Calendars -- Construction -- Consumer Affairs -- Cooking -- Etiquette -- Festivals and Holidays -- Foods -- Home Improvement -- Housekeeping -- Interior Decoration -- Maintenance and Repair -- Parenting -- Pets -- Birds -- Cats -- Dogs -- Fish -- Horses -- Tools -- 12. Visual Arts -- General Sources -- Databases and Indexes. Websites -- Architecture -- Art Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Art Directories -- Art Histories -- Art Biographical Sources -- Cartoons and Comics -- Costume and Fashion -- Decorative Arts and Antiques -- Graphic Design and Illustration -- Photography -- 13. Performing Arts -- General Sources -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Directories -- Biographical Sources -- Awards -- Dance -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks -- Film and Video -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks and Almanacs -- Biographical Sources -- Television, Radio, and Telecommunications -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks and Almanacs -- Theater -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks and Almanacs -- 14. Music -- General Sources -- Bibliographies and Discographies -- Biographical Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Handbooks -- Blues and Jazz -- Bibliographies and Discographies -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Classical Music -- Bibliographies and Discographies -- Biographical Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Country and Gospel Music -- Bibliographies and Discographies -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Popular and Rock Music -- Bibliographies and Discographies -- Biographical Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- World Music -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- 15. Crafts and Hobbies -- General Sources -- Handbooks -- Crafts -- Beading -- Ceramics -- Knitting and Crocheting -- Needlework -- Quilting -- Scrapbooking and Cardmaking -- Sewing -- Woodworking -- Hobbies -- Antiques and Collectibles. Coins and Paper Money -- Stamps -- 16. Games and Sports -- General Sources -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Directories -- Biographical Sources -- Auto Racing -- Baseball -- Basketball -- Billiards and Pool -- Card Games -- Chess -- Exercise -- Figure Skating -- Fishing -- Football -- Gambling -- Games -- Golf -- Hockey -- Martial Arts -- Olympics -- Outdoors -- Recreation -- Running -- Rules -- Sailing -- Soccer -- Swimming -- Tennis -- 17. Literature -- General Sources -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Biographical Sources -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks -- Literary Characters -- Literary Prizes -- Multivolume Criticism -- Proverbs -- Quotations -- Special Interest -- African American Literature -- Asian American Literature -- Gay and Lesbian Literature -- Jewish American Literature -- Latino Literature -- Native American Literature -- Women's Literature -- Specific Genres -- Children's Literature -- Prizes and Awards -- Classical -- Drama -- Fantasy -- Fiction -- Gothic -- Graphic Novels -- Historical -- Horror -- Mystery -- Novel -- Poetry -- Rhetoric -- Romance -- Science Fiction -- Shakespeare -- Short Story -- Urban Literature -- National and Regional Literatures -- African -- American -- Arabic -- Australian -- British -- Canadian -- Caribbean -- East Asian -- Eastern European -- French -- German -- Greek -- Indian -- Irish -- Italian -- Japanese -- Latin American -- Russian -- South Asian -- Southeast Asian -- Spanish -- 18. History -- Bibliographies and Guides -- Chronologies -- Databases and Indexes -- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias -- Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs -- Historical Atlases -- Primary Sources -- 19. Geography, Area Studies, and Travel -- Atlases -- World Atlases -- North American Atlases -- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Gazetteers. Handbooks, Yearbooks, and Almanacs.

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O'Gorman's complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date.

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