The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion contains 2,400 entries of Jewish religious thoughts, customs, laws, and practices from traditional approaches to modern branches of Judaism, such as Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. This resource is published by the Oxford University Press, the largest and second-oldest university press known for broadcasting in all academic fields, and edited by Adele Berlin, a Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland, and Maxine Grossman, the Associate Professor of Jewish Studies for the University of Maryland. For the hardcover four volume set, the price of this reference resource is $195.00. Users of Judaic faith and those studying Judaism will find definitions and essays about major figures, folklore, and events throughout the history of Judaism as well as updated information for modern events. An example of a question answered by this reference resource is the user is doing research on the reform branch of Judaism for his religious studies and needs to confirm Hebrew terminology.
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The African American Almanac provides historical and current information on African American topics, including history, society, and cultural entries. Published by Gale of Cengage Learning, known for their educational publications, and the chair of the Arts & Languages Department of Frisk University, Lean’tin Bracks has written numerous biographies and scholarly perspectives. At the price of $22.95, it provides an access to a range o...
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... Republic of China in 1949. Yuwu Song is the Chinese Studies librarian for the Library of Congress and has published additional reference materials in regards to the Chinese culture. Libraries and other institutions will be looking at the price of $95.00 for the softcover dictionary. For immigrant and refugee users looking to study more about their homeland as well as individual in Chinese Studies as part of their schooling, biographies will be listed in alphabetical format by last name. Entries include objective descriptions of individual’s lives as well as analysis identifying the contributions and importance of that figure. An example of a reference inquiry by using this resource is the user of East Asian Languages and Literature Studies at his university is writing a report on Guo Moruo, who was a poet as well as a communist leader in People’s Republic of China.
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