Best of Reference 2003: It's Time for Reference
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Meaty articles including biographical sketches, descriptions of their work, and bibliographies of fantasy and horror authors both best-selling and obscure.
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.
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. onlinenewspapers.com & newslink.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.