ARBA Guide to Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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Selected from the last ten years of ARBA (1986-1996), with a number of new articles added, these reviews identify, describe, and evaluate subject dictionaries and encyclopedias that are useful in all types of libraries. Focus is on works still available, with only the most serviceable sources chosen for inclusion. Reviews discuss the usefulness or importance of a given work; its organization and contents; and its intended audience, special features, and strengths and weaknesses. Providing complete bibliographic information as well as reviews, this guide is an excellent tool for reference collection development. The reviews have been carefully re-edited and updated as necessary. Entries include title, author or editor, imprint, pagination, price, and ISBN. The organization of the text reflects the arrangement of ARBA, with 36 subject chapters divided into three main sections-Social Sciences, Humanities, and Science and Technology. Within chapters, works are arranged from the general to the specific,

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SUSAN C. AWE is Associate Professor and Director of Parish Memorial Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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"This is a useful bibliographical work spanning, in basic form, the whole range of knowledge and it also has the inestimable value of being up-to-date and carrying authoritative and practical reviews."-Library Association Record

"Helpful to reference librarians."-Rettig on Reference

"An excellent guide for reference collection development, and a useful resource for students in reference materials classes."-MPLA Newsletter

"Librarians will find this handy volume valuable for reference, collection development, and collection evaluation. Recommended for all libraries."-Choice

?Helpful to reference librarians.?-Rettig on Reference

?An excellent guide for reference collection development, and a useful resource for students in reference materials classes.?-MPLA Newsletter

?Librarians will find this handy volume valuable for reference, collection development, and collection evaluation. Recommended for all libraries.?-Choice

?This is a useful bibliographical work spanning, in basic form, the whole range of knowledge and it also has the inestimable value of being up-to-date and carrying authoritative and practical reviews.?-Library Association Record

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