Top 10 Reference eBooks for Fall 2012

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by eBooks_and_eContent

Did you know that the library offers a collection of reference eBooks? These are great if you're doing research or have an assignment due on a particular topic! Below are the top ten titles used this fall. You can find even more reference titles through our Gale Virtual Reference Library and our Oxford Reference platforms. You can download, print, and email the entries. A citation generator is also provided to help you cite your resources. 

  1. American Revolution Reference Library -  features events and peoples of the Revolutionary War. The biographies and primary sources are useful for class assignments.
  2. Encyclopedia of  Business & Finance - provides general information about finance and banking, accounting, marketing, management, and information systems.
  3. Dictionary of American Family Names - contains a listing of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.
  4. Gale Encyclopedia of American Law - covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
  5. Dictionary of American History - a database of essays providing a thorough analysis of U.S. history. Also included are maps, photographs, and primary source documents.
  6. Backyard Harvest - shows what to sow and plant, how to keep crops growing, when to harvest, and the best ways to store produce.
  7. American Decades - covers the issues, movements, themes and events of each decade from 1900 through 2009.
  8. Rourke's Native American History & Culture - a comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events.
  9. Endangered Species - information on animals and plants chosen to represent the range of species facing endangerment.
  10. Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome - represents a wide range of deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, from Zeus and Jupiter to Eos and Quirinus. Includes discussions of the significance of the given deities, the mythology surrounding them, and the forms of worship associated with them.

/ Lora

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