June 30, 2015

Muslim Americans: A Guide to Online Resources

Title Muslim Americans: A Guide to Online Resources Author Allison A. Cowgill Head of Reference, California State University-Fresno Source College and Research Libraries News (May 2011; Vol. 73 No. 5) From the Introduction There are numerous authoritative Internet resources that focus on Muslim American philosophies, attitudes, and lives. Space restrictions made decisions about what to […]

New Science Reference Guide from LC: “Bioterrorism & Bio-Weapons: Curator’s Choice”

This recently published Science Reference Guide from the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress. It was compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D The guide provides citations and links to resources in three categories: Books Technical Reports Internet Resources See Also: Links to All Science Reference Guides

New Reference Publication Now Available: The Data Journalism Handbook

The web version (free) of The Data Journalism Handbook was released today. An ebook and a print version will be available soon from O’Reilly Media. Web Version: Direct to Full Text From an Introductory Blog Post: The handbook is a free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism. […]

New Research Guide: The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress

Direct to The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress This guide represents an inventory of several of the major series issued by the United States National Recovery Administration between 1933 and 1935, which are available in the general collections of the Library of Congress. The […]

New Searchable Directory Lists "Alternative" Book Publishers and Periodicals

A new, useful, and important resource from Rory Litwin and Library Juice Press. From the Alternatives In Print Directory: Alternatives in Print is an online directory of alternative periodicals and book publishers, “alternative” in this case referring to literature that is outside the mainstream, politically-oriented, and in some sense rooted in the Left. It is […]

ProQuest To Begin Publishing "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (Print & Electronic Versions)

via ProQuest: ProQuest will rescue one of researchers’ most valued reference tools when it takes on publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States beginning with the 2013 edition. The move ensures continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, which has been published since 1878. The U.S. Census Bureau, responsible […]

Mobile: GPO Adds New Features to Congressional Guide App

From the U.S. Government Printing Office: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has enhanced the features of the Mobile Member Guide, a mobile Web application (app) that GPO released in November 2011, which provides the public with quick, easy access to information on Members of the 112th Congress. The app’s new features include: Official biographical […]

Updated: Library of Congress: Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms

Updated and released today by Science Reference Services at the Library of Congress. Resources are Organized Into Three Categories: Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. More Cherry Blossoms Resources from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Macon, and Califiornia Flowering Cherry Information Direct to Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms  (via Library of Congress)

New York Public Library Deems Print Encyclopedias 'Relevant' in Digital Age

From WNYC Radio: As reference materials continue to move online, the New York Public Library will continue to keep print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia in all its 87 branch libraries, which are found in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. “We definitely think it’s relevant for certain groups of users,” said Denise Hibay, […]

Things Change: Encyclopaeia Britannica to Stop Printing Book Sets

UPDATE: Here’s the Official EB Statement/Blog Post and Video Featuring EB Execs The blog mentions that for the next week Britannica Online is free. Of course, many have access for free 24x7x365 via their local library. From CNN: After 244 years, Encyclopedia [sic] Britannica will cease production of its iconic multi-volume book sets. Britannica usually […]