Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2009 Selection of Titles

The 2009 list of Outstanding Reference Sources for small and medium-sized libraries has been announced by RUSA. The titles, selected by the RUSA Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) Reference Sources Committee, represent high-quality reference works that are suitable for small and medium-sized libraries.

New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation. Isobyl la Croix. Timber Pr., 2008 (978-0-88192-876-1). $59.95

African American National Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks-Higginbotham. 8 vols. Oxford Univ. Pr., 2008 (978-0-19-516019-2). $995

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase. 3 vols. Greenwood, 2008 (978-0-313-33441-2). $299.95

Climate Change: In Context. Ed. Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner. 2 vols. Gale Cengage, 2008 (978-1-41443614-2). $257

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. Gale Cengage, 2008 (978-1-41442991-5). $436

Encyclopedia of Taoism. Ed. Fabrizio Pregadio. 2 vols. Rout-ledge, 2008 (978-0-7007-1200-7). $305

Encyclopedia of Education Law. Ed. Charles J. Russo. 2 vols. Sage, 2008 (978-1-4129-4079-5). $325

Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social and Military History. Ed. Spencer C. Tucker. 4 vols. ABC-CLIO, 2008 (978-1-85109-841-5). $395

Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Ed. John R. Vile, David L. Hudson Jr. and David Schultz. 2 vols. CQ Pr., 2009 (9780-87289-311-5). $275

Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Ed. Kenneth Womack. 4 vols. Greenwood, 2008 (978-0-313-33738-3).$399.95

RUSA CODES Reference Sources Committee 2008–09 members: Theresa Mudrock, chair, University of Washington; Kathleen Collins, University of Washington; Danise Hoover, Hunter College; Deborah Katz, Washington University; Peggy Keeran, University of Denver; Jacalyn Kremer, Fairfield University; Stella Terrazas, Teton County Library; and Patrick Wall, University City Public Library.

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