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Notes on key reviews in this issue
Article Type: Editorial notes and queries From: Reference Reviews, Volume 28, Issue 3
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (RR 2014/113). Third edition of this title first published in 2005 from niche reference publisher Berkshire providing over 300 entries, 80 new to this edition. The publishers website states that “a much larger collection of articles and supplementary texts, charts, maps, statistical tables, teaching materials, and regular updates on major sporting events will be available as a digital resource from winter 2014-5.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (RR 2014/102). Fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Associations manual classifying mental disorders used, not without controversy, as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. Supersedes the fourth edition of 1992 and its revised “Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) of 2000.
Digital Public Library of America (RR 2014/117). Our first look at this major project to bring together millions of books, photographs, serials, maps and oral records held by 1,100 US partner institutions.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books (RR 2014/082). Newly launched website provided by the OAPEN Foundation and sponsored by major European publishers Brill and Springer. DOAB differs from the OAPEN Library, which provides the full text of open access books, in that only metadata records for open access books are available. Book equivalent of DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (RR 2013/126).
Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (RR 2014/084). Wiley-Blackwell three volume set of over 600 entries forming the first encyclopedic reference work to cross-cultural psychology.
National Geographic Virtual Library (RR 2014/119). The result of Gale Cengages work with National Geographic, providing digital access to every issue of National Geographic Magazine from its inception in 1888 to the present. Also include National Geographic books, images, maps and videos.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology (RR 2014/085). New two-volume set from Oxford Univ. Press reviewed in its electronic version on the Oxford Reference platform. Includes about 130 multidisciplinary and, generally, lengthy entries.
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (RR 2014/092). With 600 entries across five volumes, this is the most ambitious encyclopedia covering globalization yet to appear. A larger and generally more encompassing project than earlier encyclopedias such as Routledges Encyclopedia of Globalization (RR 2008/111) or ABC-Clios Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor and Politics (RR 2007/073).