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Sustainable Online Library Services and Resources: Learning from the Pandemic

A valuable resource for academic libraries, library schools, and large public library systems.

The Academic Library in the United States: Historical Perspectives

This comprehensive and important work will be deeply appreciated by librarians and historians; a welcome addition to any higher-education library.
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Kintsugi: The Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair

The technical aspects of kintsugi are best directed to artists interested in learning the Japanese techniques. For the layperson, there are other methods of repairing ceramics that mimic the look of kintsugi without the expense and difficulty.
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Project Management in Technical Services: Practical Tips and Case Studies

While one must take care that the costs of project management don’t outweigh the benefits, this work provides tools and examples to provide a solid starting point for interested librarians. Recommended reading for library administrators and technical services librarians.
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How To Promote Your Book: A Practical Guide to Publicizing Your Own Title

A beneficial purchase, of particular use for self-published and small-press authors, with information that will be helpful for anyone seeking to boost the visibility of their work.
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The Greening of America’s Building Codes: Promises and Paradoxes

Written for an architecture and construction audience, this history and critique of the greening of building codes would also be a good addition for collections with a focus on sustainability and ecology.

The Pandemic Effect: Ninety Experts on Immunizing the Built Environment

An astute, visually appealing, fun-to-read book about COVID’s impact on buildings, cityscapes, and the environment, with insightful, innovative recommendations for future best practices.
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Ikebana: The Zen Way of Flowers

This visually striking art book will appeal to all who appreciate the beauty of ikebana and might inspire readers to try their hand at creating their own hanaike using Ueno’s techniques.
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25 Ready-To-Use Sustainable Living Programs for Libraries

A useful collection of ideas for libraries interested in offering sustainable-living programs.
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Birdlife: A Naturalist’s Guide to Birds of the Southeast

A useful companion to classic guidebooks, rounding out collections for birders in the Southeastern U.S.
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2023 Night Sky Almanac: A Month-by-Month Guide to North America’s Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

More than 60 illustrations and detailed monthly notes makes this a good choice for Northern Hemisphere public libraries.
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New York’s Great Lost Ballparks

A fascinating niche option for New York–area libraries and baseball history fans everywhere.
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The Ethical Traveler: 100 Ways To Roam the World (Without Ruining It!)

Full of bright, quick reminders for travelers and eco-conscious readers sticking close to home.
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Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology That Inspired 50 Yoga Postures

Suggest to readers looking to broaden and deepen yoga practice, and include in displays with yoga guides and training manuals.
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Planktonia: The Nightly Migration of the Ocean’s Smallest Creatures

Sea angels, tonguefish, hydromedusae, and peppermint shrimp in all their majestic beauty. Consider for all libraries.
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Smart Pop Explains Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies

Sure to entertain and enlighten The Hobbit and LOTR fans and settle arguments on details large and small.
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The Samurai Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide to Japan’s Elite Warrior Class

Vaporis includes scholarly research but writes for the general reader. Interest in samurai culture is significant, and this non-sensational choice emphasizes scholarship.
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The Tracker’s Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual for Animal Tracking

Improved photos, updated species names, and ample sources make this revised edition a recommended choice, particularly for rural libraries.
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The Amazing Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon

A necessary addition to library pop culture collections.

Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, 1930–70, Vol. 1: The Pioneers of Animation Acting

While Stephen Cavalier’s The World History of Animation places this art in an international perspective, Scott’s decades-long undertaking, including his second volume, of references, is a contender for best source on American cartoon vocalization.
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The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems

A visually pleasing volume to browse for anyone curious about the hidden forces that determine the location, appearance, and functioning of forests in their backyard or around the globe.

Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, 1930–70, Vol. 2: Studio Filmographies with Voice Credits

This volume is an absolute must-have resource guide and vade mecum for all popular-culture and American-culture enthusiasts. It enables readers to view U.S. culture through cinema and television.

Hummingbirds: A Celebration of Nature’s Jewels

For anyone interested in hummingbirds beyond just casual bird watching. This book provides a pictorial feast and detailed information on this species.

American Kennel Club Digital Library | eReviews

Weimar and Nazi Germany (Coherent Digital/History Commons) | eReviews

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Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends

This encyclopedia may help high school and lower-level higher education students seeking rudimentary information about specific political violence topics, but it may not be needed in most libraries.

Harriet Tubman: A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works

This definitive testament to Tubman’s life and works will appeal to all readers. An indispensable resource for those interested in learning more about enslavement, women’s studies, and 19th-century American history.
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Slime: A Natural History

A worthwhile effort that might appeal to science afficionados but may be less useful for school or academic audiences.
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MLA Guide to Digital Literacy

This edition should be added to any library without the first edition but does not offer enough new material to merit replacing an older copy.
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The Ultimate Privacy Field Guide: A Workbook of Best Practices

A very useful handbook for librarians looking to increase patron privacy protections at their libraries.

Asian Women Artists: A Biographical Dictionary, 2700 BCE to Today

Providing a window into the many accomplishments of Asian artists over the centuries, this illuminating and useful resource is an important purchase for larger public libraries and academic institutions.

Narratives of (Dis)Enfranchisement: Reckoning with the History of Libraries and the Black and African American Experience

Essential reading, discussion, and action for everyone who works within the library industry.

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The Atlas of Atlases: Exploring the Most Important Atlases in History and the Cartographers Who Made Them

Visually and textually, a beautiful and absorbing treat.
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America’s Classic Ballparks: Celebrating Parks Past and Present

While Buckley’s breezy tone may not be to every reader’s liking, the inclusion of countless unusual facts means even diehard baseball fans will learn something new. An entertaining but optional purchase for most libraries.
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Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries

Recommended as an essential and practical resource for libraries to provide a healthy, sustainable workspace.
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Milestone Visual Documents in American History: The Images, Cartoons, and Other Visual Sources That Shaped America

The engaging images and thorough analysis in this extensive work make it an excellent resource for students and researchers.
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A Cultural History of Furniture

This precisely researched and well-written reference work would benefit many art-focused libraries, but not necessarily casual collections.
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100 Symbols That Changed the World

Enjoyable and educational with abundant illustrations. Suggest to middle-grade readers through adults. Recommended for all libraries.

HeinOnline’s Water Rights & Resources | eReviews

Statista’s Market Research Resources | eReviews

Great Short Books: A Year of Reading—Briefly

Will be of interest to bibliophiles, teachers, and those looking for reading suggestions beyond the traditional recommended reading resources.
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Teaching Life Skills at the Library: Programs and Activities on Money Management, Career Development, and More

This useful hands-on guide is recommended for librarians, educators, and human-services providers with minimal programming experience working in communities that lack life-skills training opportunities.
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How To Read the Wilderness: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural Wonders of North America

This affordable, compact, and user-friendly guide is best suited for public library collections. Perfect for casual explorers, seasoned hikers, and students alike.
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Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

This exceptional resource will be useful for students and researchers wishing to know more about the remarkable works of Asian American artists and writers over the past 150 years. A recommended purchase for large public libraries and all academic collections.
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Pioneers in Librarianship: Sixty Notable Leaders Who Shaped the Field

A useful work that gives long overdue recognition to the library profession. Recommended for all library school professional development collections.
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The Library as Playground: How Games and Play Are Reshaping Public Culture

For lovers of gaming and libraries and those seeking to understand the intersection of play and public spaces.
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The Handy Engineering Answer Book

This well-organized, comprehensive reference book may inspire readers to explore engineering as a career. Recommended for anyone who wishes to learn more or to brush up on their knowledge about engineering.

Reference Open House

Reading Listopia | Books of Lists and Lists of Books

LJ Talks to Julie Kirsch, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Rowman & Littlefield

LJ Talks to Barbara Olson, ProQuest’s Director of Product Marketing for Historical Collections and Primary Sources

LJ Talks to Authors Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown

Reference Titles To Note |The Print Listings

Reference Databases New to the Scene

Updates to Databases | Additions and Changes to Reference Products

Reference Bestsellers

Reference Behind Bars | Providing Service to the Incarcerated

Information, Please! Reference Works Fill a Critical Need for Authoritative Sources

Reference in the Spotlight | Resources, Services, and Titles

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts | eReviews

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, VII | eReviews

Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence—Monitoring the World | eReviews

Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

Librarians who need to give crash courses in digital literacy can get fast facts from the essays’ introductions, and the full entries will be valuable to those who have more time to go over them in classrooms where information literacy is part of the curriculum. Essential for professional-development and library-school collections.
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GRE Analytical Writing Solutions to the Real Essay Topics: Bk. 2

Created by a corporate author rather than a writing professor, the work lacks a voice and is tonally straightforward, but the guidance (plus the 72 essay prompts and sample essays) offers grad-school hopefuls more than enough information and support to feel confident facing the GRE’s writing section. Add this to collections that already have general GRE test-prep titles.

Virtual Technical Services: A Handbook

Applicable to both public and technical services, this work is required reading for librarians and administrators of all types of libraries.
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Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing with 15 Sample Prompts

With a helpful approach, an optimistic “You can learn this” tone, and clear guidance, this is a solid choice for collections.
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Information Services Today: An Introduction

A thorough introduction to information services, topics, and careers. Well-suited for library school students and emerging library and information sciences professionals.
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The Complete Language of Food: A Definitive & Illustrated History

This can work as a beautifully illustrated browse, but it will also serve well as a reference for reports and foodie patrons.
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Collection Management in the Cloud: A Guide for Using Cloud Computing Technologies in Libraries

With remote work becoming more common, this practical and well-organized work is timely and recommended for librarians wishing to enhance their collection management practices.
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A Cultural History of Shopping

Academic libraries should seriously consider adding this set (in one form or the other), as its interdisciplinary approach will support many departments and research paths.
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Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Students

The diversity of projects represented make this a must-read for library leaders considering experiential learning programs.
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Indigenous Firsts: A History of Native American Achievements and Events

This painstakingly researched compendium, compiled by authors who are themselves Indigenous “firsts,” is an affordable and essential purchase for all reference collections.

Bloomsbury Architecture Library | eReviews

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Emily Post’s Etiquette; The Centennial Edition

This 20th edition of the famous guide celebrates Emily Post’s life and contributions to American etiquette. Most likely to interest those active in American high-society gatherings and organizations, etiquette classes, and classes on how to be more gracious
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The N64 Encyclopedia: Every Game Released for the Nintendo 64

This reference work is a detailed historical accounting of this revolutionary gaming device. Recommended for casual fans, game designers and dedicated gaming aficionados.
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The Stargazer’s Atlas

Most readers will likely be struck by the writers’ enthusiasm, depth of knowledge, and their knack for picking just the right tidbits that will draw readers into the study of the stars. Librarians can buy this and plan nighttime programs with it.

The Devil’s Atlas: An Explorer’s Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds

A great choice for public libraries and high school and undergraduate art, history, and religion collections.

Engineering in Plain Sight

An outstanding resource on a wide range of civil engineering subjects for all readers. Wonderful for browsing, reading, or researching.

Creativebug | eReviews

Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part II: The Indian Rights Association, 1882–1986 | eReviews

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Great Novels: The World’s Most Remarkable Fiction Explored and Explained

A worthwhile purchase for public library, high school, community college, and undergraduate collections.
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Opinions Throughout History: Worker’s Rights & Wages

A potentially useful reference work for high school and undergraduate collections.
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The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination

O’Neill incorporates many examples from young-adult fiction as he provides clear, nonjudgmental evidence of the American fascination with, rather than fear of, life after death, focusing on the prevalent theme of optimism.
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Magill’s Literary Annual, 2022

Public and academic staff and patrons can benefit greatly from this quality annual.
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Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders

Despite some flaws, this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States.
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Facts About the Presidents

Remains a standard of excellence for readers who never tire of learning things about American presidents and for researchers who want a well-organized and up-to-date source on the topic.

Everyday Adventures with Unruly Data

This is a highly engaging and recommended study on the daily encounters with data. Best for data specialists, librarians, taxonomists, and consumers.
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Auto America: Car Culture, 1950s–1970s

Fun to browse, this is an excellent collection of vintage pictures for car enthusiasts and anyone else with an interest in mid-20th-century American culture and photography.
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Making the Movement: How Activists Fought for Civil Rights with Buttons, Flyers, Pins, and Posters

Will likely appeal to anyone interested in the Civil Rights movement in the United States and related visual artifacts.

Mass Observation Project, Module III | eReviews

Bloomsbury Fashion Central (Updated) | eReviews

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Sports Market Place

A convenient, thorough, and well-organized source of information about the business side of sports.

1000 Design Classics

Beautiful and a must where patrons enjoy art and design.
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A Concise Dictionary of Comics

This reference is useful and recommended for most libraries so that they can support the growing interest in comic books within many user groups.

Mapping Historical Las Vegas: A Cartographic Journey

A gorgeous browse and an in-depth work of research that belongs on atlas shelves in public and academic libraries.
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The Constitution Explained: A Guide for Every American

Despite its limited coverage of amendments, this adds to the content in Bloch and Jackson’s and Vile’s works, and will interest general readers as well as students of political science, government, and teacher education.
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Chocolate: A Cultural Encycolpedia

This well-researched work provides a useful discussion of the historical, cultural, and commercial aspects of chocolate.

Bloomsbury History: Theory & Method | eReviews

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: L'Enfer de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France | eReviews

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Diabetes Handbook and Resource Guide

This is a useful resource, but everything in it is also available at no cost on U.S. government websites.
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