Sources: Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources

Laura Graveline


ALA's classic print publication, Guide to Reference Books, was replaced in 2009 with the online Guide to Reference. As the online introduction states, the web subscription version of the Guide to Reference serves as a gateway with interactive features that the former print guide never could have replicated. Indeed, because print publications are by their nature hampered by size limitations, the online guide simply can provide more cross referencing, offer more extensive comparative evaluations and annotations of sources, and become more global in coverage.

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