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Best of Reference 2004: Superheroes of Reference

African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia
African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia By Sutherland, Jonathan (Book )

Annotation:A groundbreaking two-volume set covering concepts, themes and individuals surrounding African American military efforts and contributions to America’s Armed Forces from colonial to present time.

Annotation:Career One Stop is a “Job Information Center” in a box. This all-in-one portal provides some of the best job search and career information sites on the web.

Annotation:Essential facts and analysis on how people are moving around the world. Articles, global data, refugee status and country profiles are available.

Pollution A to Z
Pollution A to Z (Book - 2004 ) 363.7303 P and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:An alphabetically arranged two volume work on global pollution. Unique entries on the history of pollution and long articles on disasters.

The American History Cookbook
The American History Cookbook By Zanger, Mark (Book - 2003 ) 641.5973 Z and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Recipes from the Pilgrims to the 1970’s written in the original version and also adapted for modern kitchens. Each chapter addresses a group of people or historic event and its effect on food history.

Annotation:An exciting collection of digital information that ranges from Civil War era maps to folk songs to Coca Cola commercials.

Annotation:A comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features for North America and the Caribbean.

Annotation:Online encyclopedias and reference sources from Grolier.The NYPL subscription includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia,The New Book of Knowledge, Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en Línea, New Book of Popular Science, and Lands and Peoples.

Annotation:Landmark American speeches by political,religious and cultural figures captured in print, audio and audiovisual formats.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression. 2 Vol. Set
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression. 2 Vol. Set (Book )

Annotation:This two-volume encyclopedia supplements its broad articles with handsome photographs from the era.

Annotation:A free gateway to selected searchable local, county, state and federal records Web sites. Included are some important free non-governmental sites.

Today in History
Today in History A Day-by-day Review of World Events (Book - 2003 ) 909 T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Based on the History Channel’s This Week in History, this detailed and colorful text offers day-by-day depictions of momentous events in world history, entertainment, technology and other fields of achievement.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (Book - 2003 ) 291.175 E and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:This two-volume set covers such contentious subjects as abortion, economics, creationism, stem-cell research, and the soul, bringing together two practices often at odds: science and religion.

Annotation:From Pliny at Pompeii to Roosevelt in Africa, this simply indexed Web site brings you descriptions of events from the people who experienced them.

Latino and Latina Writers
Latino and Latina Writers (Book - 2004 ) 810.992 L and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A fine resource for Hispanic American writers and their increasingly celebrated literature. Included are summaries and discussion of the works of fifty-seven American writers of Hispanic origin.

Annotation:Saving the histories of September 11, 2001. Tell your story, read others, submit/view photos and videos, listen to the voices and experiences of 9/11.

Amazons to Fighter Pilots
Amazons to Fighter Pilots A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women (Book - 2003 ) 355.0082 A and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Presents profiles of more than 300 brave women in the military; serving as soldiers, sailors and pilots as well as participating in battles from the Hussite Wars to Desert Storm.

Encyclopedia of Insects
Encyclopedia of Insects (Book - 2003 ) 595.7 E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Describes the diverse lives of our largest living group of creatures and how they affect life on this planet.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds
Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds (Book - 2003 ) 598 F and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Written by international bird experts, covering over nine thousand species. Colorfully illustrated with paintings and photos, and detailed essays of interesting bird facts.

Men and Masculinities
Men and Masculinities A Social, Cultural, and Historican Encyclopedia (Book - 2004 ) 305.3103 M and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Famous men, pivotal historical events, psychological and social aspects of manhood, and men in literature and art make up the main threads of this highly informative work.

Dictionary of American Family Names
Dictionary of American Family Names (Book - 2003 ) 929.4097 D and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Culled from a survey of 88.7 million American surnames, this substantial three-volume set includes not only histories, definitions and naming customs, but also frequencies and common first names for each.

Earth (Book - 2003 ) 550 E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A beautiful, precise volume that combines lush illustrations and informative diagrams with descriptions of local landscapes, their origins and interconnectedness.

Encyclopedia of Cuba People, History, Culture Volume 1
Encyclopedia of Cuba People, History, Culture Volume 1 By Martinez-Fernandez, Luis (Book )

Annotation:Contributions, achievements, struggles and events in the colorful history of the Cuban people. The performing arts, popular culture, sports and religion are just some of the topics covered.

The Wilson Chronology of Human Rights
The Wilson Chronology of Human Rights (Book - 2003 ) 323.0202 W In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A chronology of milestones in the evolution of human rights, with a great index for access by country and subject.

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Best of Reference is an annual list of books, websites, and electronic resources selected by a committee of librarians for their usefulness in local branch collections. Selection criteria include value and appropriateness for branch collections, organization of material, style of presentation, and authority of author/editor. These sources were selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Carol Anshien, David Hoffman, Tara Kay Johnson, Chair, Lawrence Kapture, Suzette Spencer, Michael Watkins.


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