Editorial notes and queries

Tony Chalcraft (Editor Reference Reviews and formerly compiler, Walford’s Guide to Reference Material, York, UK)

Reference Reviews

ISSN: 0950-4125

Article publication date: 16 February 2015



Chalcraft, T. (2015), "Editorial notes and queries", Reference Reviews, Vol. 29 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/RR-12-2014-0349



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Editorial notes and queries

Article Type: Editorial notes and queries From: Reference Reviews, Volume 29, Issue 2

Notes on key reviews in this issue

  • Black Studies in Video (RR 2015/077). An Alexander Street Press subscription database providing 500 hours of video content on a range of topics relating to the African American experience including history, politics, social and economic issues, art and culture, etc. Part of the publishers In Video series of databases covering a wide range of subjects and including American History in Video (RR 2010/095).

  • Brills Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World (RR 2015/057). The first encyclopedia in the area of neo-Latin studies (the study of Latin language and literature from the Renaissance to the present day).

  • Early American Newspapers 1690-1922 (RR 2015/041). A subset of Readex’s American Historical Newspapers database available in various series options: for earlier reviews see Early American Newspapers 1690-1876 (RR 2005/388) and African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (RR 2012/140).

  • Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink (RR 2015/049). Updated fifth edition of this well-known title first published in 1983 as a “dictionary”. One of a number of recent reference works on food and drink in the USA, rivals include the larger and generally more comprehensive Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (RR 2013/302) and Food and Drink in America: A Full Course Encyclopedia (RR 2014/253).

  • Encyclopedia of Deception (RR 2015/050). A new Sage title covering deception in its broadest sense, taking perspectives from social psychology, sociology, history, business, politics, business, law, philosophy, theology, etc.

  • Monty Python: A Chronology 1969-2012 (RR 2015/073). New second edition of this title first published in 1991 now offering 4,208 entries dealing with both the television programme and the subsequent careers of the cast. Along with Dari Larsen’s Month Pythons Flying Circus (2008) (RR 2009/138) provides the main print-based reference information on this legendary comedy programme.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (RR 2015/045). A two-volume further contribution to the Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible series that joins the recently reviewed Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible (RR 2012/026).

  • Strong National Museum of Play Online Collections (RR 2015/074). Freely accessible database of the collections of the National Museum of Play collections in Rochester, NY, offering access to records for toys, dolls, games (including video and electronic) and other play-related items, held in the collections. Also provides access to the library catalogue of the collections.

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