rev. 9/06

LAA 700 Latin American Library Resources

SOME REPRESENTATIVE GENERAL REFERENCE SOURCES

Outline

  1. Information on current politics and government
  2. Biographical information
  3. Directories
  4. Information on acronyms and abbreviations
  5. Statistical information
  6. Business information
  7. Geographical Information
  8. Current News
  9. Bibliographies of reference books

 

INFORMATION ON CURRENT POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Europa World Year Book.

(JN 1.E85 Reference Desk)

International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who.

(JA 51 .I57 Reference Desk)

Statesman's Year-Book.

(JA 51 .S7 Reference Desk)

Political Handbook of the World.

(JF 37 .P6 2005/2006 Reference)

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Current Biography Yearbook. Annual Cumulation.

(CT 100 .C8 Reference)

International Who's Who.

(CT 120 .I5 Reference)

Who's Who in the World.

(folio CT 120 .W46x Reference)

Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography

(CT 103 H67 2003 Reference)

Biography and Genealogy Master Index - Online

Biography Index -Online

Marquis Who’s Who on the Web. -Online

 

DIRECTORIES

Encyclopedia of Associations.

(AS 22 .E53 Reference Desk)

Yearbook of International Organizations.

(JX 1904 .A42 Reference Desk)

Europa Directory of International Organizations

(JZ 4838 .E97 Reference)

World of Learning (Online)

(Available through the KU Libraries Web Site. See Information Gateway.)

International Handbook of Universities

(L 900 .I58 Reference)

Research Centers Directory.

(AS 25 .D5 Reference)

International Research Centers Directory.

(Q 179.98 .I58 Reference)

International Relations Research Directory.

(JX 1291 .I565 Reference)

National Faculty Directory. (3 vols)

(L 901 .N34 Reference Desk)

Directory of American Scholars. 1999.

(LA 2311 .C32 Reference Desk)

 

INFORMATION ON ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary.

(P 365 .A28 Reference Desk)

International Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary.

(P 365 .I57 Reference Desk)

Periodical Title Abbreviations.

(Z 6945 .A2 P47 Reference Desk)

 

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Statistical Abstract of the World. 1997.

(HA 155 .S7 1997 Anschutz Reference)

United Nations. Statistical Office. Statistical Yearbook.

(HA 12.5 .U63 Anschutz Reference Desk)

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION

Mergent International Manual.

(HG 4009 .M66 Anschutz Library-Reference)

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1997

(G 103.5 .W42 1997 Reference Desk)

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World. New York : Columbia University Press, 1998. (3 vols.)

(G 103.5 C65 1998 Reference Desk)

 

CURRENT NEWS

Factiva – (WWW)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Index: 1975-1996 (WWW)

LexisNexis Academic (WWW)

National Newspaper Index (WWW)

New York Times (WWW)

Wall Street Jounral (WWW)

World News Connection (WWW)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF REFERENCE BOOKS

Guide to Reference Books. Edited by Robert Balay. 11th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.

(Z 1035.1 .G89 1996 Reference Desk)

Walford's Guide to Reference Material. Edited by A. J. Walford. 8th ed. London: Library Association Publishing, 1999. 3 vols.

Vol. 1 - Science and Technology
Vol. 2 - Social and Historical Sciences, Philosophy and Religion
Vol. 3 - Generalia, Language and Literature, the Arts

(Vol. 2 - Z1035.1 .W33 1999 Reference)