Extra Servings "From the Reference Desk" 09/02/11

by | Sep 2, 2011 | 0 comments

Here are this week’s updates of new reference publications.  If you have news and updates that you would like to suggest we include, feel free to contact me at gilsont@cofc.edu.

The Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 “presents over 600 English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other works that are useful in understanding institutional repositories and ETDs.”




Encyclopedia of Social Networks will be release by Sage early next week.  “This reference resource offers… coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.”



And during the following week, Sage will publish Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture   discussing “consuming societies around the world, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present” and attempts to show “how consumption has become intrinsic to the world’s social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes.”



The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States has just been published by Grey House Publishing.  “This two-volume set offers … explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States.”




Formerly titled the Historical Dictionary of War Journalism, Grey House has updated and retitled this reference the Encyclopedia of War Journalism.  It “examines the development, history and current state of war journalism from the Mexican War in 1846 to the current Conflicts in the Middle East.”




Oxford University Press will release the two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible in October 2011. “It is the first in this series of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies.”



This fourth edition of the Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations edited by Susan Ratcliffe will also be released in October.  According to the Oxford it is “fully revised and updated, features a fresh design and format, new topics, and more than a thousand new proverbs and sayings from around the world and across the centuries.”

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