Awards & Reviews

AWARD WINNERS


Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions

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

Library Journal Starred Review for August 2019

"Not only have the entries from the previous edition been extensively updated, but approximately thirty new ones have been added... this encyclopedia will be an extremely useful resource for many. Summing Up: Three Stars. Highly recommended. All readers." -CHOICE

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Critical Insights: Censored & Banned Literature

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

"An instructor looking for a book to unify a course on censorship or writing would not be disappointed with this choice. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." -CHOICE

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Careers in Nursing

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

"...Content such as interviews as professionals in the field, a consideration of the Holland occupational themes personality theory, and information about less popular fields like criminal justice of the insurance industries are useful." -CHOICE

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Defining Documents in American History: The Gun Debate

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

"[This volume] uses more than 30 historical documents, including court rulings, speeches, legal texts, and legislation, to impartially review this complicated topic... Summing Up: Recommended." -CHOICE

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Novels Into Film: Adaptations & Interpretations

CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for June 2019

"those interested in how a narrative is crafted for film will be fascinated at the accessible, thoughtful treatment. VERDICT: Recommended for those curious about how stories transition from the printed page to the big screen." -Library Journal

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Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes

CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for June 2019

"This set is good for readers' advisory for those who enjoy graphic novels and comics as well as a starting point for research on individual graphic novels and comics as works of literature. It will fit with the reference collection of any public, high school, or college library." -ARBA

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Defining Documents in American History: Secrets, Leaks & Scandals

School Library Journal Starred Review for March 2019

CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for April 2019

"...users will find foundational information on important historical moments and topics... High school and undergraduate students starting a research project of hoping to find answers to identification questions will find this a useful set... Highly recommended." -ARBA

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Defining Documents in American History: Political Campaigns, Candidates & Debates (1787-2017)

CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for April 2019

 "It highlights moments most representative of a period in our nation’s history, moments that may have marked a turning point. Summing Up: ⋆⋆ Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.” -CHOICE

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Defining Documents in World History: The 20th Century (1900-1950)

CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for April 2019

"Taken altogether the set provides a broad overview of major developments worldwide during the 20th century. This is a solid reference to consult at the beginning of a research project and would be a valuable supplement to material presented in a survey course.” -ARBA

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Defining Documents in American History: LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)

Booklist Editor's Choice for 2018

Booklist Starred Review for 2018

"A stunning collection of official commentary and memorabilia, this two-volume set deserves a place in public, high-school, and college libraries." - Booklist

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Defining Documents in World History: Women's Rights

Booklist Starred Review, August 2018

Booklist Top 10 Reference Books, May 2019

"The balance of text, commentary, and illustrations guides the student of women’s rights to the heart of issues of equal pay, child custody, abortion, and antiwar, antiviolence initiatives. This valuable set organizes the basics of women’s historical advances. Highly recommended for public, high-school, and college libraries." - Booklist

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Great Events from History: LGBTQ Events

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2018

CHOICE Four Starred Review

"The references for further reading are extensive without being overwhelming. The boxes with quotations from landmark publications are worth exploring. The list of contributors is impressive… Essential. All public and undergraduate libraries." - CHOICE

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Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Conditions

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for December 2018

"The second edition of Genetics & Inherited Conditions, an A-Z reference encyclopedia, has been updated and expanded to nearly 500 essays by an assortment of medical writers and academics. All aspects of genetics—its history and relation to diseases and congenital conditions, biotechnologies such as genome editing, and epigenetics, the role environmental factors play in causing diseases such as cancer—are addressed." - CHOICE


Critical Survey of Drama

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for December 2018

"This set is a solid cornerstone to any reference collection which seeks to include drama as a subject area and would be appropriate to both larger public and academic libraries, especially those in support of theater arts programs." - ARBA

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Racial & Ethnic Relations in America

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for March 2018

"This is an excellent resource that will be extensively used and appreciated by students in social sciences and humanities. The writing style, scope, and range of the essays make this three-volume set an appropriate acquisition for academic, public, and secondary school libraries." - ARBA

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Careers in Sports & Fitness

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for March 2018

"Careers in Sports & Fitness is an easy-to-read guide to the major careers in the sports and fitness industry, aimed at informing high school and college students about career possibilities, including many that would not immediately jump to mind." - ARBA

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Great Events from History: African American History

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for February 2018

"The work brings disparate topics and themes together to validate the importance and influence of African Americans in U.S. history. VERDICT A well-organized, clearly written, and accessible compilation for a wide range of users from high school and undergraduate students to general readers." - ARBA

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Great Events from History: The 21st Century

CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for February 2018

" Editor Tandy's introduction reflects on journalism and historiography, and offers useful advice about interpreting events and evaluating evidence, truth, and falsehoods. Summing Up: Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduate students; general readers." - CHOICE

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The Criminal Justice System

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

"Put together by hundreds of contributors from both the academic world and the criminal justice profession, The Criminal Justice System is a valuable one-stop reference work for a quick understanding of some of the most important issues in the U.S. criminal justice system." - ARBA

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Reviews

Principles of Sociology: Societal Issues & Behavior

"The articles are written with a wide audience in mind, providing succinct explorations of topics that minimize jargon and maintain a balanced perspective that represents the supporting and opposing opinions on controversial issues… its focus and timeliness make it a valuable addition to reference collections.” -CHOICE, 2019

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Novels Into Film: Adaptations & Interpretations

"...those interested in how a narrative is crafted for film will be fascinated at the accessible, thoughtful treatment. ­VERDICT Recommended for those curious about how stories transition from the printed page to the big screen.” -CHOICE, 2019

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Masterplots, 2010-2018 Supplement

"VERDICT Not just for students in a rush, this wide-ranging reference resource will be invaluable to anyone interested in literature.” - Library Journal, 2019

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Defining Documents in American History: The Legacy of 9/11

"Shally-Jensen supplies contextualizing information for all the documents as well as biographies of the creators. The best audience for this book is lower-division undergraduates, who can use it as a source for making connections among the various events surrounding the terrorist attacks. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.” -CHOICE, 2019

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Principles of Sociology: Personal Relationships & Behavior

"This informative resource engages the reader from the first entry...The prose is accessible to those who are new to sociology, and the treatment will also be a good refresher for those with some background in the discipline. The contents give readers insight into areas of importance in sociology, and the framework provides for easy understanding. This volume will help those new to the discipline understand how sociologists think and how the field regards itself." -ARBA, 2019

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Great Lives from History: The 21st Century

"This volume is highly recommended for “quick reference” and as a starting point for a research paper on the life and accomplishments of a noted individual. It is recommended to academic and public libraries and should prove invaluable to students and faculty of universities and to anybody interested in learning more about a public figure." -ARBA

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Great Athletes of the Twenty-First Century

"This edition updates the original ‘Great Athletes’ set published in 2009. Biographical articles on nearly 400 individual athletes are included in all sports around the world..." -CHOICE, 2019

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Defining Documents in World History: The 20th Century (1900-1950)

"Taken altogether the set provides a broad overview of major developments worldwide during the 20th century. This is a solid reference to consult at the beginning of a research project and would be a valuable supplement to material presented in a survey course." -ARBA, 2019

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Principles of Sociology: Group Relationships & Behavior

"This would be an especially useful resource for someone taking a sociology course for the first time or for someone who needs a refresher on key concepts. Recommended for school and academic libraries.” -ARBA, 2019

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Careers in Sports Medicine & Training

"This material is enhanced by the use of black-and-white photographs, charts and tables, fun facts, famous firsts, and conversations with real people working in a particular profession. The reader comes away with valuable information, delivered in an easy-to-read and engaging way.” -ARBA, 2019

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Critical Insights: Edith Wharton

"Taken together, these impressive essays accomplish the book’s stated objective of a “starting point” and “introduction” to the study of Edith Wharton’s work. The book invites and continues conversations on Wharton’s engagement with a host of issues.” -Edith Wharton Review, 2018 (Published by: Penn State University Press)

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Defining Documents in World History: The Middle East (141 B.C.E. - 2017)

 "An excellent resource for high-school history courses.” -Booklist, 2018

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