Essential for reference work and indispensable for collection development, this classic guide helps you quickly identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference titles in any given field. The approximately 500 books reviewed in this edition have been selected from "American Reference Books Annual" (Libraries Unlimited) as the best works for smaller libraries. A must if your budget precludes ARBA, this cost-effective, time-saving tool also makes an excellent supplement.
Essential for reference work and indispensable for collection development, this book allows you to locate the best new works in a given field through its convenient subject arrangement; to consult other published reviews from the citations provided; and to compare price, scope, and coverage of reference books in a particular subject area. The more than 500 books reviewed in this 19th annual edition have been selected from American Reference Books Annual (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) as the most valuable, recent (most from 1998, some from 1997) reference titles for smaller libraries.