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Best Reference Sources
RUSA CODES Outstanding Reference Sources Committee

RUSA CODES Outstanding Reference Sources Committee members include Curtis Ferree, chair, Fairfield University, CT; Shelley Arlen, University of Florida; Cynthia Dudenhoffer, Central Methodist University; Julie Elliott, Indiana University South Bend; Annie Fuller, University City Public Library, University City, MO; Adam Jackman, Pierce County Library, Washington; Jessica McCullough, Connecticut College; Daniel Pennell, University of Pittsburgh; Alec Sonsteby, Metropolitan State University, MN; Kathi Woodward, The Library Center, MO

The Outstanding Reference Sources Committee was established in 1958 to recommend the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries. All titles considered for nomination were published between November 2012 and December 2013.


American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection. Spencer C Tucker, editor. ABC-CLIO, publisher. (ISBN: 1851096779)

The Literature of Propaganda. Thomas Riggs, editor. St. James Press/Gale Cengage publishers. (ISBN: 1558628614)

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. Jacqueline Edmondson, editor. Greenwood, publisher. (ISBN: 0313393478)

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency: A Historical Reference. Nancy Beck Young, editor. Facts on File, publisher. (ISBN: 0816067449)

A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations from the Origins to the Present Day. Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora, editors. Princeton University Press, publisher. (ISBN: 069115127X)

Frogs of the United States and Canada. C. Kenneth Dodd Jr., author. Johns Hopkins University Press, publisher. (ISBN: 1421406330)

Encyclopedia of the Mind. Harold Pashler, editor. Sage Reference, publisher. (ISBN: 1412950570)

Almanac of American Military History. Spencer C Tucker, editor. ABC-CLIO, publisher. (ISBN: 1598845306)

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions. Patrick Taylor and Frederick I. Case, editors. University of Illinois Press, publisher. (ISBN: 0252037235)

And though the title did not meet the criteria for our award, the committee wanted to publicly acknowledge Proquest for continuing publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, an invaluable source to all libraries.

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