Recommended Reference Books Small & Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers: 2013 Edition, Volume 33
309 pages • 7 x 10
Year Published: 2013
As it does each year, this invaluable, eagerly awaited guide will light the way for collection development specialists in smaller public, college, and school libraries, enabling them to easily identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference materials in any field.
Featuring 550 titles chosen from the 2013 edition of the larger American Reference Books Annual, this volume caters to smaller libraries that must ensure every dollar of their often-limited budget is wisely invested. To help them do that, the editor has selected only titles that are highly reviewed, have a low price point, and will appeal to a broad audience.
The book presents high-quality, critical reviews of 2012 reference products, both print and online, suitable for small college libraries, medium-sized and small public libraries, and school libraries. Chapters are arranged in four major subdivisions: General Reference, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Science and Technology. Within each, reviews are further divided by form: bibliography, biography, handbooks and yearbooks, and so on. Each review is written by a librarian working in the field and can be trusted to be accurate and fair. Each indicates the type of library or libraries for which the work is appropriate.