15th EditionBibliography

4 : General Reference Works


4.1 Biography

American Men and Women of Science. 20th ed. 8 vols. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1998.
American National Biography. 24 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Supplements. Also available online at http://www.anb.org.
Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage. Multiple vols. London: Burke’s Peerage, 1826–.
Canadian Who’s Who. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Published annually, with semiannual supplements.
Concise Dictionary of National Biography. 3 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Dictionary of American Biography. 11 vols. New York: Scribner’s, 1995. Supplements.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 14 vols. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966–. Supplements.
Dictionary of National Biography. Multiple vols. Prepared under various editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 1885–1990.
Directory of American Scholars. 10th ed. 6 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002.
International Who’s Who. London: Europa. Published annually.
Merriam-Webster’s Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1995.
Who’s Who: An Annual Biographical Dictionary. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Published annually.
Who’s Who in America. Chicago: A. N. Marquis. Published biennially.

4.2 Geography

Cambridge World Gazetteer: A Geographical Dictionary. Edited by David Munro. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Columbia Gazetteer of North America. Edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. Also available online at http://www.bartleby.com/69/.
Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1997.
Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. Edited by Frank R. Abate. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1991.
Oxford Atlas of the World. 8th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Road Atlas and Trip Planner: United States, Canada, and Mexico. Skokie, IL: Rand McNally, 2001.
The Times Atlas of the World. 10th ed. New York: Times Books, 1999.

4.3 Encyclopedias

Britannica Concise Encyclopaedia. London: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2000.
Canadian Encyclopedia. 2000 ed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1999.
Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
Encyclopedia Americana. 30 vols. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2002.
Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2002 ed. 32 vols. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2001. Also available online at http://www.britannica.com and as a CD-ROM.

4.4 Almanacs and Yearbooks

Canadian Almanac and Directory. Toronto: Copp-Clark. Published annually.
Europa World Yearbook. London: Europa. Published annually.
New York Times Almanac. New York: Penguin Group. Published annually.
Statesman’s Year-Book. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Published annually.
Time Almanac: With Information Please. Boston: Information Please. Published annually.
Whitaker’s Almanack. London: Stationery Office. Published annually.
World Almanac and Book of Facts. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin. Published annually.
World of Learning. London: Allen and Unwin. Published annually.

4.5 Guides to Books, Periodicals, and Other Sources

ABI/Inform. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Information and Learning. http://www.proquest.com (updated weekly) and on CD-ROM.
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. 2nd ed. Prepared by the American Library Association, the British Library, the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, the Library Association, and the Library of Congress. Edited by Michael Gorman and Paul W. Winkler. Chicago: American Library Association; Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 1998.
Ashley, Lowell E. Cataloging Musical Moving Image Material: A Guide to the Bibliographical Control of Videorecordings and Films of Musical Performances and Other Music-Related Moving Image Material. Canton, MA: Music Library Association, 1996.
Australian Books in Print. Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe. Published annually.
The Bibliographic Index. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1938–.
Book Review Digest. New York: H. W. Wilson. Published monthly, except for February and July, with annual cumulations. Also available online at http://www.hwwilson.com (updated twice weekly).
Book Review Index. Detroit: Gale Research Company. Published monthly, with quarterly and annual cumulation.
Books in Print. New York: R. R. Bowker. Published annually. Also available online at http://www.booksinprint.com.
Butcher, David. Official Publications in Britain. 2nd ed. London: Library Association, 1991.
Canadian Books in Print. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Published annually.
Dissertation Abstracts International. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International. Published monthly with annual cumulation.
Guide to Reference Books. 11th ed. Compiled by Robert Balay. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.
Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office. 3 vols. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1963–68.
Guide to the National Archives of the United States. Washington, DC: Archives, 1987.
Guide to U.S. Government Publications. Edited by Donna Batten. Formerly known as Andriot. Detroit: Gale Research Company. Updated annually.
Humanities Index. New York: H. W. Wilson. Published quarterly with annual cumulation. Also available online at http://www.hwwilson.com (updated twice weekly).
Index Islamicus. London: Mansell. Published quarterly with quinquenniel cumulation.
Index Medicus. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine. Published annually. Also available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi.
Library of Congress Subject Headings. Washington, DC: Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service. Published annually.
List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. Published annually.
Livres disponibles. [French Books in Print]. Paris: Electre. Published annually.
Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
New York Times Index. New York: New York Times Company. Annual cumulations.
PAIS International in Print. New York: Public Affairs Information Service. Published monthly, with every fourth issue being cumulative.
Pemberton, John E., ed. The Bibliographic Control of Official Publications. New York: Pergamon, 1982.
Periodical Title Abbreviations. Vol. 1, By Abbreviation. Vol. 2, By Title. 13th ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 2001.
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. New York: H. W. Wilson. Published annually. Also available online at http://www.hwwilson.com (updated twice weekly).
Rodgers, Frank. A Guide to British Government Publications. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1980.
Schmeckebier, Laurence F., and Roy B. Eastin. Government Publications and Their Use. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1969.
Science Citation Index. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information. Published bimonthly with annual cumulations.
Social Science Index. New York: H. W. Wilson. Published quarterly with annual cumulation. Also available online at http://www.hwwilson.com (updated twice weekly).
Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory. New York: R. R. Bowker. Published annually. Supplemented quarterly by Ulrich’s Update. Also available online at http://www.ulrichsweb.com.
Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bucher. [German Books in Print]. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag der Buchhändler-Vereinigung. Published annually.
Walford’s Guide to Reference Material. 8th ed. London: Library Association, 1999–2000.
Whitaker’s Books in Print: The Reference Catalogue of Current Literature. London: J. Whitaker. Published annually. Before 1988 titled British Books in Print.

4.6 Quotations

Bartlett, John. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature. 17th ed. Edited by Justin Kaplan. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.
Crystal, David, and Hilary Crystal. Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. 5th ed. Edited by Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

4.7 Abbreviations

Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary: A Guide to Acronyms, Abbreviations, Contractions, Alphabetic Symbols, and Similar Condensed Appellations. 27th ed. 3 vols. Edited by Mary Rose Bonk. Detroit: Gale Research, 2000.
Davis, Neil M. Medical Abbreviations: 15,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communications and Safety. 10th ed. Huntington Valley, PA: Neil M. Davis Associates, 2001.
Jablonski, Stanley. Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 2001.
Polmar, Norman, Bruce Warren, and Eric Wertheim. Dictionary of Military Abbreviations. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994.
Stahl, Dean, and Karen Kerchelich. Abbreviations Dictionary. 10th ed. Originated by Ralph De Sola. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001.
Webster’s Guide to Abbreviations. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1985.