Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Reference Titles

Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (REF BS440 .A54 2008, 6 vols.)
The publisher states this is “the first major Bible dictionary to be published in America in 30 years.” Covers all aspects of bible studies. Includes articles on everyday life, people and places. What’s new? Many articles on cultural history, social institutions, and archaelogical sites.

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (REF BF636 .E52 2004, 3 vols.)
Articles typically run five to ten pages and treat both the theory and application of concepts. All articles include a glossary of terms and a bibliography for further reading. Sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts (REF GN496 .E56 2003)
Case studies of 38 recent (late 20th century) ethnic conflicts including Rwanda, Ulster, Palestine, and Kosovo. Essays cover the historical background, management of the conflict and significance. All have timelines and list of suggested readings.

Encyclopedia of Products and Industries (REF HD9720.5 .E53 2008, 2 vols.)
Essays of seven to ten pages (with bibliographies) cover 120 major manufactured consumer products. Each essay is divided into twelve sections with the typical essay covering product overview, market, key producers and current trends but also including sections on distribution channels, materials & supply chain logistics, R&D, and adjacent markets. Available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Metro Maps of the World (REF HE4211 .O94 2005)
Subway, underground, metro and U-Bahn maps from 200 cities. Don’t consider this only a transportation directory, it is a beautiful resource for graphic design students. For maps online, the authors recommend the Urban Rail web site.

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