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Notes on key reviews in this issue
Article Type: Editorial notes and queries From: Reference Reviews, Volume 26, Issue 8
1940 Census (RR 2012/333). Newly released data for the US census taken on April 1 1940 (the US National Archives and Records Administration makes full census detail available 72 years after compilation). The site at http://1940census.archives.gov/ should not be confused with that at http://www.census.gov/1940 which provides background information on the census but no data.
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Volume VIII: Genres: North America (RR 2012/362). This ongoing encyclopedia, the first volume of which appeared in 2003 (RR 2003/406), enters a new stage with the first of six volumes covering genres following those on general themes (two volumes) and geographical areas (five volumes).
Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe from the 17th Century to the Present (RR 2012/335). Cambridge Univ. Press title with over 200 essays on a wide range of topics and ethnic groups first published in German in 2007 as Enzyklopädie Migration in Europa.
Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (RR 2012/336). The first significant reference work in the growing field of learning sciences. Available from Springer either in seven print vols. or, as reviewed, electronically.
Internet Bird Collection (RR 2012/355). Free website (although registration is required) provided by Lynx editions, publishers of The Handbook of the Birds of the World (RR 2012/355), offering amongst other content 62,000 video clips covering 90 percent of global bird species.
Know It All, Find It Fast for Academic Libraries (RR 2012/237). The latest addition to Facet Publishing’s Know It All titles intended as desk aides for UK reference librarians joining the original Know It All, Find It Fast aimed at public reference librarians (last reviewed in its third edition (RR 2009/151) and Know It All, Find It Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers (RR 2012/203).
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (RR 2012/345). The fourth edition of one of the main reference sources in the area of classical studies updating the third edition of 1996 and its 2003 revision (RR 2003/352). Stands alongside the new second edition of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (RR 2012/307) as a must have purchase for libraries serving classicist students.
The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (RR 2012/365). A substantial four volume set (reviewed here in its online version) that is likely to become the standard reference for the history of US cinema.