SAN DIEGOâ€”The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Outstanding Reference Sources.
The Outstanding Reference Sources list of titles identifies the most important reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries published in a given year. The publication of this list began in 1958 and now also includes outstanding electronic resources.
This yearâ€™s titles were selected by RUSAâ€™s Outstanding Reference Sources Committee, whose members include Deborah Katz, chair, Washington University Libraries; Chaunacey Dunklee, Fullerton (Ca.) Public Library; Cynthia DudenhÃ¶ffer, Smiley Memorial Library, Fayette, MO; Patricia L. Gregory Ph.D., Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Louis; Patrick Wall, University City (MO) Public Library; Elinor Appel, North Seattle Community College; Claire Murata, Shoreline (Wa.) Community College; Stephen Marvin, West Chester University of PennsylvaniaÂ ; Danise G. Hoover, Hunter College Library; Curtis Ferree, Fairfield University and Anne-Marie Davis, University of Washington.
The 2011 winners are:
â€œThe Oxford Companion to the Book.â€ Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H.R. Woudhuysen, eds. 2 vols. Oxford, 2010. (9780198606536)
â€œEncyclopedia of Identity.â€ Ronald L. Jackson II, ed. 2 vols. Sage, 2010. (9781412951531)
â€œEncyclopedia of Geography.â€ Barney Warf, ed. 6 vols. Sage, 2010. (9781412956970)
â€œThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome.â€ Michael Gagarin, ed. 7 vols. Oxford, 2010. (9780195170726)
â€œThe Encyclopedia of Religion in America.â€ Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, eds. 4 vols. CQ Press, 2010. (9780872895805)
â€œOff Broadway Musicals, 1910 â€“ 2007: Casts, Credits, Songs, Critical Reception and Performance Data of More Than 1,800 Shows.â€ Dan Dietz, ed. 1 vol. McFarland. 2010. (9780786433995)
â€œEncyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.â€ Joanne B. Eicher, ed. 10 vols. Oxford, 2010. (9780195377330)
â€œBerg Fashion Library.â€ <http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/> Oxford, 2010.
â€œChronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy.â€ Randy Moore, ed., et. al. 1 vol. Greenwood. 2009. (9780313362873)
â€œThe Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace.â€ Nigel Young, ed. 4. vols. Oxford. 2010. (9780195334685)
â€œ21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook.â€ Rhona C. Free, ed. 2 vols. Sage. 2010. (9781412961424)
â€œEncyclopedia of Political Theory.â€ Mark Bevir, ed. 3 vols. Sage. 2010. (9781412958653)
â€œEncyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.â€ John M. Levine and Michael A. Hogg, eds. 2 vols. Sage. 2010. (9781412942089)