O'Dea, Suzanne. From suffrage to the Senate America's political women: an encyclopedia of leaders, causes & issues. 3rd ed. Millerton, New York: GO'Dea, Suzanne. From suffrage to the Senate America's political women: an encyclopedia of leaders, causes & issues. 3rd ed. Millerton, New York: Grey House Pub., 2013. P
Content/Scope- Compilation of 937 biographical entries on women. More than 900 topics are covered.
Accuracy/Authority/Bias- Includes entries by a number of significant women writers and politicians.
Arrangement/Presentation- 100 entries, cross referenced entries with sources. Thorough but concise. Includes charts and primary documents.
Accessibility/Diversity-covers "the people, laws, court cases, and organizations that establish or alter women's relationships to their families, their communities, and the government." O'Dea, S. (2013).
Relation to Other works-While there are many works on women's history and accomplishments in the library, most of them are older and this would be a nice addition.
Timeliness/Permanence- 100 entries added to this newer edition.
Presentation- Alphabetic essays on individuals who contributed to the development of the internet. Appealing to math, science and technology enthusiasts. Illustrations and sidebars.
Relation to other titles- the only title focusing on technological innovators, may be of interest t students considering careers in math, science or technology.
Timeliness/Permanence - technology and innovation are only becoming more integral to student lives. This will provide a perspective to the pioneers of the industry. Purchase includes free online access to content.
Condra, Jill. Encyclopedia of national dress: traditional clothing around the world. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
Content/ScopeCondra, Jill. Encyclopedia of national dress: traditional clothing around the world. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
Content/Scope 2 volume, 813 page edition documents clothing styles from around the globe. Organized by country. 130 nations are included.
Accuracy/Authority/Bias- all major countries are represented. Author is has written multiple volumes about clothing, textiles, and history. Written by specialists, such as fashion historians and museum curators, many of whom live in the countries they are documenting.
Arrangement/Presentation Cross referenced entry guide and index, black and white photographs.
Accessibility/Diversity Grades 9 and up. Straightforward writing, Diverse cultures from around the world are included.
Relation to other works- While the library owns multicultural reference books and atlases, it does not have any works on costume/dress.
Timeliness/Permanence- Is up-to date and current. School has international club that participates in Mock UN. Has a historical/geographical perspective.
Partridge, Eric, Tom Dalzell, and Terry Victor. The concise new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English. London: Routledge, 2008.
refPartridge, Eric, Tom Dalzell, and Terry Victor. The concise new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English. London: Routledge, 2008.
reference Type- Dictionary
Content/Scope- 2536 pages and over 60,000 entries. Includes slang from US as well as other countries.
Accuracy/Authority/Bias- author, Tom Dalzell has published multiple volumes about slang. This is the latest of multiple editions recognized for excellence.
Arrangement/Presentation- Large easy to read print (which is a good thing with 6k entries). Organized alphabetically followed by numeric slang.
Accessibility/Diversity- Easy to read, high interest for high school students. Includes slang from other cultures, show's language evolution.
Relation to other works- while the library owns many dictionaries, it does not own a slang dictionary.
Timeliness and Permanence- Booklist Top Reference Source in 2006 (this is the updated version for 2012). Hardcover. Will be useful for years to come because of historical analysis-first time each word was used in print.