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.
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.
Accessibility/Diversity- Starting point for anyone wanting to know more about football. Players and teams from a wide range of backgrounds.
Relation to other Works- Library has several sports volumes including encyclopedias and almanacs, but no specific dictionary of football. Will be a nice addition to pre-existing sports books including an almanac of sports (which I wanted to add to this list but when I double checked the library already owned it!).
Timeliness and Permanence- Students who are interested in athletics will always be interested in the history of their preferred sports. Hardcover