Which digital reference books did you choose?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 21st, 2015

The library recently concluded it’s pilot in User-Driven Acquisition.

 

This past year the entire 2,000+ collection of digital reference books was available to the SPS community.

 

Now, at the end of the academic year, the library has purchased those 20 titles most consulted by SPS researchers (you!).  🙂

 

 

What were they?

 

Ancient Rome

Cold War Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health 3

Garbage and Recycling (Greenhaven Press)

Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History

Global Viewpoints: The War in Iraq

Greek and Roman Mythology

Greenhaven Encyclopedias of: Ancient Greece

Greenhaven Encyclopedias of: Terrorism

Human Trafficking (Greenhaven)

Learning Disabilities

Literature and Its Times, vol. 1-7

Nutrition and Health: Genetically Modified Foods

Oceans (Greenhaven Press)

Online Social Networks

Sleep Disorders

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed.

Teen Rights and Freedoms: Discipline and Punishment

World War II Reference Library

 

I was happy to  see science, hum., history, health and languages all represented.  What do you think?

 

Spotlight on: Scribner Writers Series

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 26th, 2013

Housed within the Library’s Gale Virtual Reference Library (an ever growing collection of digital reference books)  is the long-standing Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors. Also included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.