Outstanding Reference Sources: The 2010 Selection of Titles

RUSA CODES Reference Sources Committee

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The 2010 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 public and academic libraries.

The Selections for 2010

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Francis P. Mc-Manamon. 4 vols. Greenwood, 2009. $499.95 (ISBN 9780-313-33184-8).

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Paul Finkelman. 5 vols. Oxford Univ. Pr., 2009. $495 (ISBN 978-0-195-16779-5).

Encyclopedia of Modern China. Ed. David Pong. 4 vols. Scribner’s, 2009. $495 (ISBN 978-0-684-31566-9).

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars: A Political, Social and Military History. Ed. Spencer C. Tucker. 3 vols. ABC-Clio, 2009. $295 (ISBN 978-1-85109951-1).

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Ed. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman. 2 vols. Gale Cengage, 2008. $280 (ISBN 978-0-028-66137-7).

Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Ed. David P. Forsythe. 5 vols. Oxford Univ. Pr., 2009. $595 (ISBN 978-0-195-33402-9).

Social Explorer, an online reference resource.

Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007. Thomas S. Hischak. McFarland, 2009. $295 (ISBN 978-0-786-43448-0).

American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History. Ed. Gina Misiroglu. 3 vols. Sharpe Reference, 2009. $299 (ISBN 978-0-765-68060-0).

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Ed. Jodi O’Brien. 2 vols. Sage, 2009. $350 (ISBN 978-1-412-90916-7).

Encyclopedia of Marine Science. Ed. C. Reid Nichols and Robert G. Williams. Facts on File, 2008. $85 (978-0-81605022-2).

The RUSA CODES Reference Sources Committee 2009–10 members are Jacalyn Kremer, chair, Fairfield University; Cynthia Crosser, University of Maine; Anne-Marie Davis, University of Washington; Denise Goetting, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Patricia L. Gregory, St. Louis University; Danise Hoover, Hunter College; Deborah Fay Katz, Washington University; Peggy A. Keeran, University of Denver; and Patricia J. Wall, University City Public Library.

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