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Financial Ratings Series Online

Selected as One of Library Journal's Best Databases of 2018

“Reliable financial information is hard to find on the web. There's plenty of advice everywhere, especially for those willing to pay for it, but it can be biased and expensive. Subscription databases fill this gap but are often narrowly focused or data-heavy. This resource offers a welcome middle ground, providing solid info, balanced coverage, and a broad scope of easy-to-use financial products. Here, users will discover ratings for stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, as well as banks, credit unions, insurers, and consumer guides on prescription drug plans, health savings accounts, elder care options, debt management, and retirement savings plans. Those new to investing and finance will find this an inviting guide, while more sophisticated users will appreciate the detail and currency.

-Library Journal, 2019

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Award Winners

Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

CHOICE  Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for May 2023

"This book provides valuable information for curricula or libraries focusing on digital tools or culture. Articles are organized encyclopedically: minimally, each of the 174 entries includes an introduction, background history, and parallel references" -CHOICE

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Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

Library Journal Starred ReviewOctober 2022

“Essential for professional-development and library-school collections.-Library Journal, 2022

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Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide

Library Journal Best Reference Title for 2020

Library Journal Starred Review, October 2020

"A handy one-stop resource that concentrates on identifying and locating dementia resources by diagnosis. Accurate and useful for those searching for basic information and a resource directory." -Library Journal

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Opinions Throughout History: Guns in America

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for November 2020

 "This valuable tool is best suited for high school students and early undergraduates to help them understand the ongoing debates surrounding this topic, including the history of guns and gun use in the US, from early history to the present." -CHOICE

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Opinions Throughout History: The Death Penalty

CHOICE 2020 Outstanding Academic Title

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for May 2020

CHOICE 3-Star Review, May 2020

"The author focuses the theme of each chapter on one or more edited documents, which are placed within the context of the time. Almost every chapter also includes a pertinent image or two, and some fascinating and little-discussed historical segments further help to illustrate the theme... Summing Up: Highly Recommended." -CHOICE

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Opinions Throughout History: Social Media Issues

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for May 2020

"Each chapter includes images and graphics that illustrate the main points. Appendixes offering notes and historical snapshots add to the book's accessibility. Well organized and offering a level of detail that is manageable yet thorough, this is a solid overview of social media." -CHOICE

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Opinions Throughout History: The Environment

CHOICE 3-Star Review, July 2019

"The author illustrates the complicated history that government officials and significant figures have had in preserving and maintaining the environment, while providing possible future recommendations and directions. Summing Up: Three Stars. Highly recommended." -CHOICE

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American Environmental Leaders

CHOICE 2019 Outstanding Academic Title

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for February 2019

"... an essential purchase for public, university, and high school libraries with its updated details regarding the most current environmental concerns, significant legislation, technological advances, the pace of global warming, and extreme weather events and the direction toward environmental justice. Summing Up: Four Stars. Essential." -CHOICE

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Nations of the World: A Political, Economic & Business Handbook

CHOICE 3-Star Review, August 2018

"This reference work is written at a level accessible to both laypeople and scholars. Summing Up: Three Stars. Highly recommended." -CHOICE

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Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power & Greed

CHOICE 3-Star Review, August 2018

"This work is recommended for libraries that do no not have previous editions, and for those libraries that have substantial collections of political materials. Summing Up: Three Stars. Highlighy recommended." -CHOICE

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Milestone Documents of World Religions

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for November 2017

"The publication of a three-volume set titled Milestone Documents of World Religions might seem, at first glance, to be a bit unusual in the Internet age, when so much material is freely available online. However, upon closer inspection one can see real value in a unique reference resource such as this…Summing Up: Recommended." -CHOICE

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Guide to Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms

CHOICE 3-Star Review, October 2017

"…this valuable reference includes over 3,000 of the most active domestic and international venture capital and private equity firms. All company profiles include contact information, a mission statement, industry group preferences, portfolio companies, geographic preferences, average and minimum investments, and investment criteria. Summing Up: Three Stars. Highly recommended." -CHOICE

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Reviews

The Complete Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, 2024

“This reference is a valuable directory, supplemented with statistics and in-depth synthesis of timely issues that impact people with disabilities.-Booklist, 2023

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The Environmental Resource Handbook

“This is the 12th print edition of the online database that complies an enormous amount of key information and resources about the environment and related causes in the United States.-Library Journal, 2023

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Opinions Throughout History: Law Enforcement in America

“One can pick this book up and read any chapter, learning about law enforcement history in the United States. A valuable work for criminal justice students or arm-chair enthusiasts.-Against the Grain, 2023

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Nutrition, Obesity & Eating Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide

“The nutritional advice and encouragement in this volume provide a guide that would help in improving national health indicators and the incidence of many common medical conditions.-Against the Grain, 2023

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Parenting: Styles & Strategies

“Each entry begins with an introduction and background information, then provides relevant details and ends with listings of contributors and reference materials.-Booklist, 2023

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Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

“The work will have definite utility in a reference collection.-CHOICE, 2023

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The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide

“This book is an excellent resource for parents and professionals alike. It contains a wealth of information regarding ASD. Readers will not be disappointed with this book.-Doody's Reviews, 2023

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Opinions Throughout History: Conspiracy Theories

“Lavishly illustrated with photographs, period reproductions, and reproductions of source documents, most in full color, the dense but readable text outlines the basic opinions and beliefs underlying the proposed worldview under consideration, profiles one prominent individual who espoused or espouses the conspiracy theory, and follows the conclusion section with discussion questions and a list of the works used in the chapter.-Booklist, 2023

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The Complete Learning Disabilities Resource Guide

“This book is comprehensive, and the scope and volume of the sources certainly lets readers know that there is support for those with learning disabilities, and support means hope.-Doody's Reviews, 2023

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Opinions Throughout History: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

“It will be useful to high school and undergraduate students, especially in the humanities and social sciences, exploring the history of technology. -Against the Grain, 2022

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Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

“Essential for professional-development and library-school collections.-Library Journal, 2022

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Opinions Throughout History: Worker's Rights & Wages

“The book is well-illustrated with images of leading historical figures and other contemporary photos and illustrations.-Library Journal, 2022

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Business Information Resources

“This directory would be a useful addition to any large public and/or business-focused reference collection; also a worthwhile replacement purchase for libraries that currently own older editions.-Booklist, 2022

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Sports Market Place

“A convenient, thorough, and well-organized source of information about the business side of sports.-Library Journal, 2022

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Opinions Throughout History: Free Speech & Censorship

“This is a solid, authoritative, and information-packed title. It is strongly recommended for the reference collections of both university and large public libraries.-Booklist, 2022

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Diabetes Handbook & Resource Guide

“This is a useful resource, but everything in it is also available at no cost on U.S. government websites.-Library Journal, 2022

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Opinions Throughout History: Law Enforcement in America

“An excellent resource for high-schoolers examining criminal justice and policing in the U.S.-Booklist, 2021

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The Complete Learning Disabilities Resource Guide

“I was amazed at the depth of support this book can provide and know that those who come to it for information and assistance most certainly will find it. -Doody's Reviews, 2021

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Opinions Throughout History: Diseases & Epidemics

“This exploration of epidemics and public response is suitable for high-school and college-bound researchers-Booklist, 2021

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The Complete Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

“This is a wonderful resource for public, consumer health, and health sciences libraries, as well as for nonprofits and government agencies serving the disabled.-Booklist, 2021

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Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide

“ A handy one-stop resource that concentrates on identifying and locating dementia resources by diagnosis. Accurate and useful for those searching for basic information and a resource directory.”-Library Journal, 2020

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Older Americans Information Resource

“This is an excellent resource for public and consumer health libraries and for those who do not have online access to this kind of material.-Booklist, 2020

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Opinions Throughout History: Guns in America

“This exceptionally well-crafted reference book has a place on all public, high school, and undergraduate library shelves, and reference selectors will want to watch for future entries in the series.-Booklist, 2020

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The Value of a Dollar: 1860-2019

“More data is a good thing, so the additional five years of data make this edition, like the earlier editions, an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of the prices of common consumer goods.-CHOICE, 2020

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Opinions Throughout History: Social Media Issues

“Well organized and offering a level of detail that is manageable yet thorough, this is a solid overview of social media.-CHOICE, 2020

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Opinions Throughout History: The Death Penality

“Thoughtful commentaries assist in illuminating the analysis throughout this readable text. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels.-CHOICE, 2020

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Encyclopedia of the United States Cabinet: 1789-2019

“The responsibilities and efficacy of each president's cabinet varies, which makes this updated resource a useful one. -Booklist, 2020

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Special Education: A Reference Book for Policy & Curriculum Development

“Those curious about the drastic impact of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as evolving political and social views on individuals with disabilities, will find this valuable. VERDICT A comprehensive source for administrators, educators, and education students.-Library Journal, 2019

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Opinions Throughout History: Gender: Roles & Rights

“...this work provides and insightful analysis of gender issues and public policy throughout history.

The author effectively explores the complexities and controversies of the topic in a way that high school students will find accessible.”-School Library Journal, 2019

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Financial Post Directory of Directors

“Recommended especially to larger public business libraries and academic libraries supporting advanced degrees in Business Administration.-ARBA, 2019

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FPequities: Preferreds & Derivatives

“This resource should prove to be of value to investors and brokers and is recommended for larger public libraries and academic libraries supporting an advanced degrees in business and finance.-ARBA, 2019

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The Grey House Guide to Homeland Security Resources

The Grey House Guide to Homeland Security Resources 2018 (14th edition) is an essential reference for anyone concerned with public safety and homeland security… offers responsible inquirers a tool that satisfies their quest for updated, simplified, and straightforward information. Readers benefit from the all-encompassing scope that surpasses other publications.

The Grey House Guide to Homeland Security Resources supports academic criminal justice and law enforcement programs, including majors in Homeland Security. All library acquisition decision-makers will consider this contribution an essential resource. Community college, university, and public libraries benefit. The book will also serve as a convenient desk reference that decision-makers will appreciate when performing operational duties and responsibilities.”-ARBA, 2019

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America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities

“The fact that this massive reference tool is now in its twelfth edition suggests its continuing value and importance despite the rise of various Internet sites and print publications attempting similar but less detailed rankings of various cities, states, and other geographical areas....

Grey House employs a “unique rating system” (p. xxv) to rank the cities with seventeen categories based primarily on population growth, income, housing affordability, crime rate, educational attainment, and unemployment.

...readers ranging from business executives and real estate developers to retirees seeking new homes and job seekers of all ages will find the search rewarding. This set is an essential purchase for all but the smallest public and academic libraries as well as business collections in special libraries.”-ARBA, 2019

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Weiss Ratings Financial Literacy: Planning for the Future

"The Weiss Ratings Financial Literacy should prove to be of great value to consumers and is recommended primarily to public library collections." -ARBA, 2019

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Opinions Throughout History: Drug Use & Abuse

"...provides a historical treatment of drug use and abuse, starting in the late 18th century and continuing to the present... The large font, wide margins, and generous use of black-and-white images will appeal to many readers turned off by walls of text. Recommended for school libraries.” -ARBA, 2019

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Hudson's Washington News Media Contacts Guide

"Hudson’s Washington News Media Contacts Guide continues to be a valuable resource and is recommended as a reference guide for press offices, media professionals, government officials, and academic libraries in and around the metro D.C. area.” -ARBA, 2018

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America's Top-Rated Cities

"America’s Top-Rated Cities is an excellent source for those wanting to relocate, seek employment in another part of the country, or find a place to retire. It is also a good resource for those who just want to research a city for a possible visit or vacation. It is recommended highly to larger public and academic libraries.” -ARBA, 2018

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Encyclopedia of African American Writing

“Hundred of entries are updated, and 30 brand-new entries are included… The greatest benefit of this work is the inclusion of nonliterary writers and many lesser-known figures… Recommended for all academic and public library collections.” -ARBA, 2018

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Financial Services Canada

"Financial Services Canada is an excellent source of data in addition to its comprehensive listing of organizations. It should be considered for purchase by research libraries and academic libraries supporting an MBA program." -ARBA, 2018

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Special Education: A Reference Book for Policy & Curriculum Development

“This reference work blends history and current information with real-world strategies, looking at topics such as law, politics, statistics, and advocacy. Readers will also appreciate resources and related organizations and a time line of the history of special education... VERDICT A comprehensive source for administrators, educators, and education students." -Library Journal

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