Electronic reference books: anti-capitalism, economic sociology, poverty

02/15/2011

Lowes, David E. The anti-capitalist dictionary. New York: Zed Books, 2006. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg, eds. The handbook of economic sociology. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Spicker, Paul, Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón, and David Gordon, eds. Poverty: an international glossary. London: Zed Books, 2007. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Electronic reference books: English literature, ecology, encyclopedia

02/14/2011

Widdowson, Peter. The Palgrave guide to English literature and its contexts, 1500-2000. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Levin, Simon A., ed. The Princeton guide to ecology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and weather guide. Oxford: Helicon, 2010. (Click here to access resource)


Electronic reference sources: history, science, travel, media, social theory

06/04/2010

Tucker, Spencer C., editor. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Atkins, Stephen E. The 9/11 encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Security International, 2008. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Singleton, Paul, and Diana Sainsbury. Dictionary of microbiology and molecular biology. 3rd ed., revised. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley, 2006. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Cleveland, Cutler J., editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of energy. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Beaver, Allan. A dictionary of travel and tourism terminology. 2nd ed. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, 2005. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Johnston, Donald H. Encyclopedia of international media and communications. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2003. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Crossley, Nick. Key concepts in critical social theory. London: SAGE, 2005. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)


Feminists who changed America, 1963-1975

05/26/2010

Love, Barbara J., ed. Feminists who changed America, 1963-1975. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2006. (Publisher’s description)

This book gets The Cataloger’s Stamp of Approval.  Not only does it have over 2,200 biographical entries on feminists, but there is also a photo essay in the center of the book, between pages 256 and 257.

If you can’t think of entries you’d want to read, look at the photo essay and pick some names from the captions.  Or just randomly flip through the book.  This one is worth browsing.  What these women and men did, and still do, really inspires and impresses me to no end.

(Yes, your cataloger is a feminist.  It’s time to accept the label.)


Greenwood encyclopedia of American regional cultures (online)

04/21/2010

The Greenwood encyclopedia of American regional cultures (Publisher’s description)

Rees, Amanda, ed. The Great Plains region. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Marzec, Robert P., ed. The Mid-Atlantic region. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Slade, Joseph W. and Judith Yaross Lee, eds. The Midwest. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Sletcher, Michael, ed. New England. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Goggans, Jan and Aaron DiFranco, eds. The Pacific region. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Newby, Rick, ed. The Rocky Mountain region. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Mark, Rebecca and Rob Vaughan, eds. The South. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Busby, Mark, ed. The Southwest. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)


Electronic reference resources: human rights, cultural studies, medicine, architecture

04/20/2010

Langley, Winston E. Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Burgett, Bruce and Glenn Hendler, eds. Keywords for American cultural studies. New York: New York University Press, 2007. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Marcovitch, Harvey, ed. Black’s medical dictionary. (42nd ed.) London: A & C Black, 2010. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Ember, Carol R. and Melvin Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of medical anthropology: health and illness in the world’s cultures. New York: Springer, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Harris, Cyril M., ed. Dictionary of architecture & construction. (4th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)


Electronic reference resources: literature

04/19/2010

Rogers, Shannon L. All things Chaucer: an encyclopedia of Chaucer’s world. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Mott, Wesley T., ed. Biographical dictionary of transcendentalism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Kanellos, Nicolás. The Greenwood encyclopedia of Latino literature. Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 2008. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Poddar, Prem, Rajeev S. Patke and Lars Jensen, eds. A historical companion to postcolonial literatures: continental Europe and its empires. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Rockwood, Camilla, ed. Brewer’s dictionary of phrase & fable. (18th ed.) Edinburgh: Brewer’s, 2009. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)


Nine new electronic reference resources

03/05/2010

One of my favorite electronic collections is the Credo Reference collection.  It includes well over 400 reference works, and what makes it amazing is that you can search them all at the same time.   These items have just been added to the collection:

(Want to access databases from off-campus?  Read this.)

Psychology:

Sun, Ron, ed. The Cambridge handbook of computational psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Twol, Graham J., et al., eds. Dictionary of forensic psychology. Cullompton, Devon, UK: Willan, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Nadel, Lynn, ed. Encyclopedia of cognitive science. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley, 2005. (Publisher’s description)

Social sciences:

Flannery, Daniel J., Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Irwin D. Waldman, eds. The Cambridge handbook of violent behavior and aggression. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. (Publisher’s description)

Rowley, Charles K., and Friedrich Schneider, eds. The encyclopedia of public choice. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. (Publisher’s description)

Science:

Porteous, Andrew, ed. Dictionary of environmental science and technology. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Cooper, David N., ed. Encyclopedia of the human genome. Chichester: Wiley, 2005. (Publisher’s description)

Medicine:

Ramachandran, V.S., ed. Encyclopedia of the human brain. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2002. (Publisher’s description)

History:

Wilson, Katharina M., and Nadia Margolis, eds. Women in the Middle Ages: an encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004. (Publisher’s description)


Reference work: archaeology

02/10/2010

Majewski, Teresita and David Gaimster, eds. International handbook of historical archaeology. New York: Springer, 2009. (Publisher’s description)


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