Top reference titles named to RUSA’s 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list

The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2011 have been named to the 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list, an annual award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources award, established in 1958, recommends and celebrates the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries.

The winners this year were selected by the Outstanding Reference Sources committee, whose members include Patrick Wall, chairperson, University City Public Library, University City, MO; Patricia Gregory, incoming chairperson, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Elinor Appel, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA; Cynthia Dudenhoffer, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO; Chaunacey Dunklee, Fullerton Public Library, Fullerton, CA; Curtis Ferree, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield, CT; Emily Keller, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and Stephen Marvin, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

The 2012 winners are:

The Encyclopedia of Political Science, George T Kurian editor-in-chief, published by CQ Press, 9781933116440

The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia, edited by Spencer Tucker, published by ABC-CLIO, 9781598843385

Competing Voices from the Russian Revolution: Fighting Words, edited by Michael Hickey, published by Greenwood, 9780313385230

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible edited by Michael D. Coogan, published by Oxford University Press, 9780195377378

Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites by Donald B. Kraybill, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 9780801896576

The Polish American Encyclopedia edited by James S. Pula, published by McFarland & Company, Inc., 9780786433087

Green’s Dictionary of Slang by Jonathan Green, published by Oxford University Press, 9780550104403

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, edited by Lyle J. Micheli, published by Sage Publications, 9781412961158

The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, Michael Ryan, general editor, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405183123

The Homer Encyclopedia, edited by Margalit Finkelberg, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405177689

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan D. Marter, published by Oxford University Press, 9780195335798

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