New Reference Books at Chesnutt Library

The following new books can be found on the first floor of the Chesnutt Library in the Reference Department:

Native Americans in Sports Vol. 1 & 2
[REF GV 583 .N34 2004]

From the publisher:

Designed to be systematic and holistic, this unique two-volume reference offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultural, and indigenous perspectives. Covering sporting experience in all regions of the United States and Canada from before European contact to the twenty-first century, entries include overviews of indigenous and modern sports, profiles of Native American athletes and teams, discussions of social institutions and organizations, and entries devoted to broader cultural themes and how these affect and are influenced by athletics.

The World’s Easiest Guide to Using the MLA: A User-Friendly Manual for Formatting Research Papers According to the Modern Language Association Style Guide
[REF LB 2369 .A62 1999]

Brahm’s and His World: A Biographical Dictionary
[REF ML 410 .B8 C54 2006]

From the preface –

This biographical dictionary provides information on more than 430 persons associated with Johannes Brahms: relatives; friends and acquaintances; physicians; fellow musicians; composers whom Brahms particularly admired and in the editions of whose works he was involved; certain conductors, instrumentalists, and singers who took part in notable (especially first) performances of his compositions; poets whose texts he set to music; publishers; artists; and also the rulers of certain German states with whom he had significant contact.

African American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests
[REF PS 153 .N5 A33642004]

From the publisher –

This is the first readers’ advisory guide to focus specifically on African American literature. It is designed to help book professionals better serve not only African American readers, but all readers who enjoy works by African American authors. Like other titles in the series, the book organizes titles by genres–crime and detective fiction, frontier literature, historical fiction, inspirational literature, speculative fiction, romance, and mainstream fiction. In addition to novels, the authors include a chapter on Life Stories–diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies–since African American literature was born of these forms, which share many appeals with fiction and continue to play an important role in literary tradition.

Best Books for Children: Preschool through Grade 6 (8th edition)
[REF Z 1037 .G48 2006]

From the publisher –

This new edition of this classic guide to children’s books includes more than 25,000 in-print titles recommended for children in grades K-6. More than 5,000 entries are new to this volume, which updates both Best Books for Children, 7th Edition (2002), and the Supplement to that volume (2003). The thematic organization, concise annotations, and complete bibliographic data plus review citations make this volume equally useful for reader’s advisory, research, and collection development. Books in series and award winners are noted. Grades K-6.



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