Best of Reference 2003: It's Time for Reference

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Learning About Addictive Behavior Book - 2003 613.8 D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Written for students in middle school and above, this set addresses the nature of, treatments for, and social issues surrounding addictive substances and behaviors, emphasizing topics of interest to young adults and those who live or work with them.

Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease
Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease With Directories of Research, Treatment, and Care Facilities By Moore, Elaine A., 1948- Book - 2003 616.831 M In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:With hundreds of names and terms, this comprehensive guide provides detailed information on home care providers and assisted living, adult day care, and long-term treatment facilities; government, clinical, and university treatment and research centers; books, journals, support groups, organizations, and Internet sites.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism
Encyclopedia of Terrorism By Kushner, Harvey W. Book - 2003 303.625 K and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Comprehensive and accessible, this timely source provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism, and covers, in 300 articles, such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, and suicide bombers.

Facts About American Immigration
Facts About American Immigration By Brownstone, David M. Book - 2001 304.873 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Essays and statistics on immigration to America, providing exhaustive coverage in three parts: a historical overview, a chronology, and an A to Z section of immigrant groups by nationality.

Rebels and Renegades
Rebels and Renegades A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States By Hamilton, Neil A., 1949- Book - 2002 303.484 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:American history told in terms of momentous struggles. This reference chronicles acts of rebellion from 1620 to 1997, from the Quakers to the SCUM Manifesto, focusing on the personalities involved in the movements.

Dogs The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog Breeds By Morris, Desmond Book - 2002 636.71 M and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:Physical, behavioral, and historical characteristics of over 1,000 breeds - working dogs, pet, feral, and extinct - are included in this entertaining, meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated compendium.

Annotation:Begun in 1998, this index to free Internet articles on English and American literature is convenient and useful for students, scholars, writers, teachers, reading groups, and general readers. All links lead directly to articles meeting academic standards.

Annotation:Nearly a million images from NYPL's circulating and reference collections plus 30,000 reference images about to become available on the web.

Supernatural Fiction Writers
Supernatural Fiction Writers Contemporary Fantasy and Horror Book - 2003 and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Meaty articles including biographical sketches, descriptions of their work, and bibliographies of fantasy and horror authors both best-selling and obscure.

The Foodlover's Atlas of the World
The Foodlover's Atlas of the World By Shulman, Martha Rose Book - 2002 641.3 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Explore the world through its colorful markets and kitchens. Culinary history, traditional ingredients, mealtime customs, signature dishes, festive food, recipes, and sample menus round out your trip.

The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, From Antiquity to the Present Book - 2002 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A dictionary guide to the gay and lesbian literati, both past and current, with helpful bibliographies and detailed entries on various literary movements.

Annotation:This elegant site provides links to historical sites, many run by universities and government organizations, ranging in scope from pre-history to the present. The 800 plus history-related websites have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness. Neatly organized and a rich store of visual historical information.

Annotation:A searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 11,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

Annotation:Two excellent directories of online news, newspapers, journals, and magazines for those tired of the usual sources. &

Annotation:One of the Internet's longest-running publications, offering a selection of new and newly discovered high-quality online material. The Archives is a searchable and browseable collection of over seven years' worth of critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites, mailing lists, and other online resources.

Annotation:From the University of Michigan Documents Center, a rich collection of links to sites and documents presenting statistics, indexed by broad and narrow subjects ranging from accidents to wealth.

Annotation:FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal website, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for law professionals, businesses, students, and individuals. Resources include web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, and an online career center.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law Book - 2006 349.73 G and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Practical information on laws and issues affecting people's everyday lives. Many entries end with additional resources and organizations to further your search for answers.

New Historical Atlas of Religion in America
New Historical Atlas of Religion in America Book - 2001 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A comprehensive visual and narrative portrait of the growth, development, and diversity of America's communities of faith for the past 400 years.

The New Encyclopedia of Judaism
The New Encyclopedia of Judaism Book - 2002 296.03 N and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:This updated version of the 1989 Encyclopedia of Judaism includes 1,200 updated and 250 new articles, with profuse illustrations. All aspects of Jewish culture, history, and religion are presented with consideration for Orthodox, Conservative and Reform ideologies.

Annotation:Your gateway to a New York City that existed long ago: lampposts, advertisements, bridges, buildings, signs, things passed every day that bear silent witness to the City that once was, as well as forgotten and overlooked aspects of the present day.

The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance A Gale Critical Companion Book - 2003 810.992 H and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Valuable primary-source documents enhance your research of the Harlem Renaissance. More than just literary criticism, these volumes frame the period by providing social and historical information.

Annotation:A user-friendly website of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, this site includes tenant and landlord rights, housing research, rent guidelines, how to find an apartment, e-mail Q & A, and more.

New York Year by Year
New York Year by Year A Chronology of the Great Metropolis By Kroessler, Jeffrey A. Book - 2002 974.71 K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:From the 16th century to the 21st, the bizarre, banal, and stupendous events that shaped the greatest city in the world are listed here. Thought-provoking and entertaining, this nicely illustrated biography of the Big Apple will please natives and visitors alike.

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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 reference collections. Selection criteria include value and appropriateness for branch collections, organization of material, style of presentation, and authority of authors and editors. Members of the Committee: Jay Barksdale, chair, Donnell Library Center; David Hoffman, Mid-Manhattan Library; Tara Kay Johnson, Bronx Borough Office; Lawrence Kapture, Jefferson Market Regional Library; Bernard Van Maarseveen, Mid-Manhattan Library; Michael Watkins, Riverside Branch Library.