What's New In Reference?
When someone mentions a reference collection to you, do you think of an old set of Encyclopedia Britannica or the World Book? Well, you my friend are in for a big surprise, because here at the Dewey Library there are always new, interesting, and helpful titles being added to the reference collection! Prove it, you say? That is exactly what I aim to do in this post. Below you will find some of the newest additions to the Dewey reference collection; they cover various subjects and will no doubt be useful to you for simple and even advanced research needs.
A.L.A. Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference
(DEWEY REF R 118.4 U6 A43 2011)
Another in the long line of ALA reference guides, this book provides resources related to medical and health reference. It is divided into chapters on various aspects of the medical filed and within these chapters it provides annotated lists of print and electronic resources related to the medical field. This text even covers internet resources as well as collections of digital images. The book does focus on the United States primarily, but does highlight some international resources. This will be of great use to IST students.
Criminal Law 2008/2009
(DEWEY REF KD 7869 C69 2009)
This book covers the precise wording of the British Acts of Parliament and is written for use in course study and exam use. This is the newest update in this series and covers the most current legislation in the United Kingdom’s parliament. It eliminates the need to cross-reference amendments by offering consolidated amendments within the unnanotated acts. It also includes a highly detailed index and comprehensive detail listings that makes for easy research and navigation.
Routledge Handbook of International Criminology
(DEWEY REF HV 6025 R68 2011)
This resource is a collection of the latest research and findings from scholars all around the globe, and gives new and interesting perspectives on criminology. The book is divided into three sections covering the diverse field of criminology; these sections are international crime, transnational crime, and national crime. Within these sections there are chapters followed by questions created to insight discussion and reflection on the theories and issues raised in the preceding chapter. This is an excellent resource for both graduate and undergraduate students that gives a global look into the subject of criminology.
Encyclopedia of the American Presidency
(DEWEY REF JK 511 E53 2010)
This is the most up to date and comprehensive text on the office of the president, and offers entries on every president in U.S. history. Set up in a classic encyclopedia style with entries such as bully pulpit, oval office, and veto power. This book covers not only the executive branch but its relationship with other branches of government, elections, and even includes high quality digital images. Appendix material in this book includes images, chronology, and a guide to the offices of the White House. This is a great first start for scholars and even casual readers to begin your inquiry on the office of the presidency.
So go ahead and check out some of these new reference items, and keep an eye out for more new reference material in the future. If you have any questions about locating basic reference works for your subject, stop by the Reference Desk, call us at 442-3691, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blog post created by Benjamin L. Knowles