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Final Project: Resource Guide

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Reference Resources for an African American Studies Center

Diane C Thompson

This resource is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for ILS504 Reference Materials and Services, Spring 2010-Professor Elsie Okobi


Purpose:

This purpose of this pathfinder is to provide a selection of online resources for a special collection focusing on African American Studies.

Literature

Black Literature Index

http://www.blackliteratureindex.com

The Black Literature Index provides access to over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry, and literary review published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940.

Digital Schomburg: African American Women Writers of the 19th century

http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/

A digital collection of over 50 published works by 19th-century black women writers.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

http://collections.chadwyck.com/home/home_20aap.jsp

A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, and Rita Dove.

History

The African American Mosaic

http://www.loc.gov.exhibits/african/intro/html

A Library of Congress guide for studying black history, focusing in particular on colonization, abolition, migrations and the WPA. It taps the library’s collections, including book, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.

Our Shared History: African American Heritage

http://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory/

A site that centralizes National Park Service materials and exhibits on African American history, put together by NPS historians, archeologists, museum curators, and other preservation specialists. Includes information on the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass, and Tuskegee Airmen.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

A gateway to the Schomburg Center's resources, with extensive materials on many topics on African American history, including original documents, images, online exhibitions, and details on their extensive collection.

Religion & Spirituality

Documenting the American South: The Church in the Southern Black Community

http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/index.html

This wealth of primary sources presents a history of "the way Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life." It includes autobiographies, biographies, church documents, sermons, histories, encyclopedias, and other published materials.

Science & Medicine

African American Women in the Sciences and Related Disciplines

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/africanwomentb.html

This guide lists sources documenting the contributions of African American women in science, technology, medicine, and related disciplines.

Blacks in the Sciences and Related Disciplines

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/blacksinscitb.html

This guide lists sources documenting the contributions of African Americans in science, technology, medicine, and related disciplines.

Class Assignment: Individual Reference Evaluations

Diane C Thompson

ILS504-S70-Spring 2010

Prof. Okobi

Reference Sources & Services

Assignment: Individual Resource Evaluations


Bibliographies/Library Catalogs

National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints, A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Citation:

National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints,A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries. 754 vols. London: Mansell, 1968-1981.

Purpose:

To provide a collection of cataloged holdings from the Library of Congress and major United States and Canadian research libraries.

Authority:

Sources are cataloged by the Library of Congress using ALA’s Cataloging Rules for Author and Title Entries (1949).

Scope:

All works (books, pamphlets, maps, atlases, and music) were written pre-1956.

Format:

754 volumes of photographed catalog cards arranged by main entry, author or title.

Books in Print

Citation:

Books in Print. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, 1948-.

Purpose:

BIP is an extensive bibliographical resource for all books currently published or distributed in the United States.

Authority:

R.R. Bowker is a well-respected publisher of reference materials.

Scope:

The 2007-2008 edition consists of seven volumes divided into: titles, authors, publisher name and wholesale & distributor indexes. There are over 1,854, 150 active titles and more than 3,107, 383 active ISBNs representing more than 72,240 United States publishers.

Format:

Seven volumes of over 6750 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries

Citation:

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries. (7th ed.). Jack O’Gorman ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Purpose:

To serve as an authoritative buying guide for the purchase of reference collections for new libraries and improving and expanding current collections.

Authority:

The content is written by reference professionals.

Scope:

Over 1600 entries focusing on both print and electronic sources.

Format:

It is a 329 page paperback volume comprised of twenty chapters arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Guide to Reference Books

Citation:

Guide to Reference Books. Robert Balay, et al. ed.: Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.

Purpose:

To present a comprehensive listing of the most useful reference sources.

Authority:

Fifty librarian (subject specialists and general reference) from institutions such as Harvard, Columbia and University of California worked in reviewing and compiling the reference sources.

Scope:

15,875 titles of works published in North American (written in English) ranging from the 18th century to 1993.

Format:

The Guide is divided into five sections: General Reference Works, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History and Area Studies and Science, Technology, and Medicine. Entries are based on MARC entries cataloged by the Library of Congress.

New Walford Guide to Reference Materials

Citation:

New Walford Guide to Reference Materials. (3 vol.), 2005.

Purpose:

Provides a comprehensive guide to reference materials focusing on the areas of science, medicine and technology.

Authority:

TNW is following the tradition of John Walford’s classic Guide to Reference Materials.

Scope:

Covers science, technology, and medicine focuses both on print and electronic resources.

Format:

The volume is organized into three main subject parts: science, technology, and medicine. These are divided into subject groupings that are further divided into subject fields.

Public Library Catalog

Citation:

Public Library Catalog: Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. 12th ed. New York: H.W. Wilson, 2004.

Purpose:

To serve the needs of public and undergraduate libraries in helping make decisions about weeding their collections. It also provides useful information to acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers.

Authority:

Books were selected by experienced librarians representing public library systems across the country.

Scope:

The Catalog lists nonfiction books published in the United States or in Canada or the UnitedKingdom and distributed in the United States. It comprises over 8,000 book titles with multiple subject access and some 1,500 analytical titles.

Format:

The Catalog is divided into two parts: classified catalog and author, title, subject and analytical index.

Indexes & Abstracts

Book Review Digest

Citation:

Book Review Digest. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1905-.

Purpose:

BRD provides citations to and excerpts from reviews of juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language.

Authority:

Reviews are obtained from a select group of periodicals in the humanities, social sciences and general science published in the United States.

Format:

BDR consists of two sections, the review listings and the subject and title index.

The Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry in Anthologies

Citation:

The Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry in Anthologies. 12th ed. New York: Colmbia University Press, 2002.

Purpose:

To serve as a comprehensive index to poetry most frequently found in anthologies.

Authority:

Anthologies were chosen by the staff of the Columbia University Press along with literary consultants.

Scope:

The volume locates 81,000 poems, indexes 12,735 authors, and last-line indexes 10,000 of the most frequently anthologized poems.

Format:

Columbia Granger’s is divided into three sections: title, first line, and last line index; author index; and subject index. Each section is arranged alphabetically.

Humanities Index

Citation:

Humanities Index. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1974-.

Purpose:

The Humanities Index is a cumulative index to English language periodicals.

Authority:

Journals are selected by the Committee on Wilson Indexes with the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association as an advisor.

Scope:

The Index indexes more than 450 periodicals as well as interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, reviews of plays, operas, ballets, dance, musicals, motion pictures, video recordings, television and radio programs, and works of fiction, drama and poetry.

Format:

It is an author and subject index with all entries arranged in one alphabet.

Media Review Digest

Citation:

Media Review Digest, 1970-. Ann Arbor. MI.: Pierian Press, 1971-.

Purpose:

MRD is an index and digest to reviews, evaluations, and descriptions of all forms of non-book media appearing in a great variety of periodicals and reviewing services.

Scope:

MRD contains approximately 40,000 citations and cross-references to reviews and descriptions of films, videocassettes, videodiscs, and filmstrips; a total of 139 periodicals and services are indexed. (1989 ed.)

Format:

The volume is divided into: film and video, filmstrips, audio, and miscellaneous. Each section contains an alphabetical listing by title or main entry of all materials reviewed.

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature

Citation:

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. 1900-. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1905-.

Purpose:

Reader’s Guide is a cumulative author-subject index to English language periodicals of general interest.

Scope:

Reader’s Guide is published monthly with a bound cumulationeach year.

Format:

The main body consists of subject and author entries that are arranged in one alphabet. There is also a listing of citations to book reviews following the main body of the index.

Almanacs, Yearbooks and Handbooks

Library and Book Trade Almanac (formerly The Bowker Annual)

Citation:

Library and Book Trade Almanac. 54th ed. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, 2009.

Purpose:

Library and Book Trade Almanac incorporates practical information and informed analysis of interest to librarians, publishers and others.

Scope:

The volume includes special reports, legislation, salaries, research and statistics, reference information and a directory to organizations.

Format:

The volume is divided into the above-stated six parts that are subdivided into more specific areas of interest.

Chase’s Calendar of Events

Citation:

Chase’s Calendar of Events. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2004.

Purpose:

To provide a single reference source for calendar dates and authoritative and current information about the various observances throughout the year.

Scope:

Chase’s is 752 pages containing over 12,000 entries.

Format:

Each date contains historical events, birthday, anniversaries, religious/ethnic observances, national/state/local holidays the entries are arranged alphabetically.

Europa World Year Book

Citation:

Europa World Year Book. (2 vol.) London: Europa, 2000.

Purpose:

Europa World Year Book provides a wealth of detailed information on the political, economic, and commercial institutions of the world.

Scope:

Volumes 1 and 2 contain information on over 3,000 international organizations.

Format:

Volume 1 contains a listing of 1,900 international organizations and an alphabetical survey of countries from Afghanistan to Jordan. Volume 2 contains countries from Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe.

The Guinness Book of World Records

Citation:

The Guinness Book of World Records. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Purpose:

To showcase unusual achievements and document record-breaking events.

Internet Movie Database

Citation:

Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com

Purpose:

It is a resource for anything pertaining to movies or television.

Scope:

It covers movies, television, DVDs, and entertainment news.

Famous First Facts

Citation:

Famous First Facts. 5th ed. New York: H.W.Wilson, 1997.

Purpose:

To provide a resource for highlighting important firsts in American society.

Format:

Related articles are grouped together under main subject categories that are arranged alphabetically.

Emily Post Etiquette

Citation:

Emily Post Etiquette. 16th ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

Purpose:

To provide guidelines on how to conduct oneself properly in various social/personal/ business situations.

Scope:

Post covers topics ranging from communications to weddings.

Format:

The volume is divided into nine sections: communications, your personal life, your professional life, formalities, entertaining and entertainment, travel & tipping, celebrations & ceremonies, gift, giving & thank-yous, and weddings. Each section is subdivided into a more specific topic.

Whitaker’s Almanack

Citation:

Whitaker’s Almanack 2009. London: A&C Black, 2008.

Purpose:

To provide an extensive overview of government, finances, population, commerce, and general statistics in the United Kingdom and the World.

Scope:

It covers the previous year’s events.

Format:

It is divided into the areas: United Kingdom, The World, The Year 2009, The Year 2007-8, Time and Space, and General Reference. Each area is divided into subdivisions.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

Citation:

The World Almanac and Book of Facts. Mahwah, NJ: World Almanac, 1886-.

Purpose:

To provide access to facts in a quick and easy manner.

Scope:

Covers events from the previous year.

Format:

The volume is divided into areas such as: economics, health, entertainment, science & technology, education, and sports.

Class Assignment: Endnote Web Lab

Diane C Thompson

ILS504-S70 Spring 2010

Prof. Okobi

Assignment: Endnote Web Lab

Anderson, M. A. (2009). The Changing Face of Reference. [Article]. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 16(5), 37-39.

Arist, S. (2009). Two Exemplary Library Services and Technology Act Grants to Improve Service at Two Illinois Libraries. [Article]. ILA Reporter, 27(5), 6-7.

Baca, M., & O'Keefe, E. (2009). Sharing Standards and Expertise in the Early 21st Century: Moving Toward a Collaborative, "Cross-community" Model for Metadata Creation. [Article]. International Cataloging & Bibliographic Control, 38(4), 59-67.

Berman, S. (1998). Libraries, class, and the `Poor people's policy.'. [Article]. American Libraries, 29(3), 38.

Chan, J. (2009). Information literacy and public libraries. [Article]. inCite, 30(1/2), 18-19.

Currie, J. P. (2010). Web 2.0 for reference services staff training and communication. [Article]. Reference Services Review, 38(1), 152-157.

de la Pena McCook, K. (2000). Ending the Isolation of Poor People. (cover story). [Article]. American Libraries, 31(5), 45.

Dodge, C., Tronier, S., Marks, W., Farley, Y., & Robinson, C. (1991). Editorial on Poor People's Policy provokes impassioned response from readers. [Article]. American Libraries, 22(5), 392-392.

Gieskes, L. (2009). Why Librarians Matter to Poor People. [Article]. Public Library Quarterly, 28(1), 49-57. doi: 10.1080/01616840802675416

Holden, I. I. (2010). Science Literacy and Lifelong Learning in the Classroom: A Measure of Attitudes among University Students. [Article]. Journal of Library Administration, 50(3), 265-282. doi: 10.1080/01930821003635002

Innocent, N. (2009). A revolution in lifelong learning. [Article]. Public Library Journal, 24(4), 30-32.

Library Data in a Modern Context. (2010). [Article]. Library Technology Reports, 46(1), 5-13.

Morris, S. E., & Bosque, D. D. (2010). Forgotten Resources: Subject Guides in the Era of Web 2.0. [Article]. Technical Services Quarterly, 27(2), 178-193. doi: 10.1080/07317130903547592

Roeder, R. (2010). A Year of Cataloging Research, Editorial, Library Resources & Technical Services, pp. 2-3. Retrieved from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.www.consuls.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=47220577&site=ehost-live

Saturday, May 8, 2010

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Government Document Reviews

Diane C Thompson

ILS504-S70-Spring 2010

Prof. Okobi

Assignment: Government Document Reviews

Congressional Index. Chicago: CCH, 1937-Weekly throughout session.

CI is a useful aid for anyone conducting research on the status and history of legislation and other matters in Congress. The two volume set contains information pertaining to both the House of Representatives and the Senate; it also includes information on Presidential actions.

Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1946-. Weekly.

CQ provides an in-depth coverage of the workings of Congress. The content is presented in a format that is concise and accessible to anyone interested in learning what the government does and how it works. CQ is divided into twelve sections: agriculture, appropriations, banking & financial services, congressional affairs, defense, foreign policy, government operations, health, intelligence, legal affairs, lobbying, politics & elections, transportation & infrastructure, and welfare & housing.In addition to these areas, there is a section called “Weekly Report” that reviews what legislation has been brought before the House and Senate.

Congressional Staff Directory. Alexandria, VA.: CQ Staff Directories, 1959-. Biennial.

CSD is a very helpful resource in locating information about members of Congress. It provides detailed information on every United States Senator and Representative; this information includes: biographical information, photographs, leadership positions, staff members, and full contact information. The fall 2009 edition also offers information on committees and subcommittees, states and districts, and multiple indexes to help the user navigate through 17,000 contacts.

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Time to 1970. 2 vols. Washington, D. C.: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1975.

Historical Statistics provides a convenient reference source that collects, assembles, selects, and arranges data form hundreds of sources into a two volume set. Through annotation of data it also provides references to additional more detailed resources. The data generally focuses on the 48 states (including Washington, D.C.) prior to the admission of Alaska and Hawaii. The two volumes are divided into twelve chapters covering such areas as: population, vital statistics and health and medical care, migration, labor, prices and price indexes, construction and housing, manufactures, transportation, and communications.

Monthly Catalog of the United States Government Publications. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1895- Monthly.

MoCat provides bibliographic information on government publications, where they can be obtained and what they cost. It serves as a comprehensive index of public documents.

Statistical Reference Index. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Information Service, 1980-

SRI surveys and reviews current statistical publications. It identifies current publications containing substantial statistical material of general research value. It also catalogs, describes and indexes these publications. Anyone researching national, state, foreign or local statistical information would find this a very invaluable resource.

Washington Information Directory. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1980-.

WID is a resource that is useful for locating information on governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. The directory is divided into three main categories: agencies, Congress, and non-governmental organizations. Each entry contains contact information including name and title of the director, telephone and fax numbers, and Internet addresses.

Class Assignment: Reference Questions Set 1

Diane C Thompson

ILS504-S70-Spring 2010

Prof. Okobi

Assignment: Reference Questions Set 1


1.What is the correct title (i.e., please verify) title of the pamphlet that Samuel Swett Green wrote for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia? Any library report holding it?

a. This question could be answered using a biographical source or an encyclopedia. Since the question asks for a library holding, the best choice is a library catalog.

b. The key concepts that guided my search were: Samuel Swett Green and 1876 and Philadelphia.

c. This answer is: “A brief account of the history and distinctive features of the Free Public Library of Worcester, Massachusetts” held by Columbia University, NY

d. Source: National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints. A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries. 754 vol. London: Mansell, 1968-1981.

2.How much are my old Baedeker’s worth? Which are the most valuable?

a. Since the question is seeking the value of an old and possibly rare book, BIP wouldn’t be a good choice.A price index such as Bookman’s Price Index that focuses on “rare and other out of print books” would be a better option.

b.The copy of BPI (v.91) that I had access to only listed two Baedeker’s titles. I also searched American Book Prices Current (2004) that only listed one title. Neither source would completely answer the question. My next option was to go online I used the search term “Baedeker’s” and “value” and I found the site BDKR.com that is geared toward people who collect Baedeker’s.

c. Answer: Baedeker’s range in price from $34 for a 1910 edition of Great Britain or a 1924 edition of Paris and its environs to $1608 for a 1861 edition of The Rhine.

d. Source: BDKR.com www.bdkr.com

3. What happens to valedictorians after high school; do they continue to perform well?

a. Since this question focused on education I thought using the ERIC database would be the best choice.

b. I used “valedictorian” and “outcomes” as search terms.

c. Answer:

Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians. A Fourteen-Year Study of Achievement and Life Choices by Karen D. Arnold.

d. Source:

ERIC database:

http://csaweb112v.csa.com/ids70/view_record.php?id=2&recnum=1&SID=qb6n757evu1t7fqp5kcj265to2&mark_id=search%3A2%3A0%2C0%2C5

4. Please help me verify the following: Holland, Maurita Peterson, “Real-time Searching at the Reference Desk,” The Reference Librarian 5/6 (1992): 165-71.

a. Since the question asked about a journal a periodical index would be the resource to use.

b. My first option was the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature using “libraries” as my search term. I was unsuccessful. I also looked in Social Sciences Index and Humanities Index. I was still unsuccessful. My next option was to search the public catalog at Boston College (where I work). We do not carry the Reference Librarian in print for 1992. We do carry it online. I did an author search on The Reference Librarian. I found the article immediately.

c. The citation was slightly wrong it should be: v.2: issue 5 (1982).

d. Source: The Reference Librarian: www.informaworld.com

5. I need to define operationally the concept “quality of graduate education”; is there a literature on this topic, and if so, where?

6. Can you find me an annotated list of scholarly articles on whether murders (i.e. homicides) more likely to be committed during a full moon?

a. For this question I went to the PsychInfo database.

b. For search terms I used “murder” or “homicide” and “full moon” and “lunar cycle”.

c. Answer: I found three articles:

The effects of the full moon on human behavior

The questionable relationship between homicides and the lunar cycle

Homicides and the lunar cycle: toward a theory of lunar influence on human emotional disturbance

d. Source: PsycInfo:

http://csaweb114v.csa.com/ids70/results.php?SID=b9fa53dmg7s4d2kri7bo0tj252&id=2

7. Is there a book written about U.S. first ladies?

a. Since this question has no specific parameters, a general bibliography such as Books in Print would be my first option.

b. I started with the search terms: “United States” and “first ladies”.I discovered that the correct phrase was First Ladies (United States) that was followed by a see reference: President’s Spouses—United States.

c. The answer: Klapthor, Margaret and Black, Allida. The First Ladies of the United States, 11th ed. (2006).

d. Source: Subject Guide to Books in Print, 2007-2008: New Providence. NJ, R.R. Bowker, 2007.

8.Where can one find the name of the publisher and cost of the book Chitty-chitty-bang-bang by Ian Fleming?

a. When a question requires information about a publisher and cost of a book a bibliography i.e. Books in Print is a good first option. In this case Children’s Books in Print is a better option.

b. I searched in the most recent edition (2010) of CBP under both title and author. I was unable to find it that led me to believe that the title was no longer in print. My next step was to look for a British Books in Print online that search lead me to another Global Books in Print where I was able to locate the title using “out of print” as one of my search criteria.

c. Answer: Bowker’s Global Books in Print is where you can find information onChitty Chitty Bang Bang; it is published by Random House Children’s Books and costs $5.99.

d. Source: Bowker’s Global Books in Print. www.globalbooksinprint.com

9. Locate the titles of some dictionaries dealing with cookery.

a. Because this question has three specific search parameters: titles, dictionaries and cookery, a bibliography of reference materials would be the first option.

b. Using the above mentioned three terms I searched bibliographies geared toward reference materials, using “cookery” as the primary search term.

c. Answer:

Allions, S. The Cassell Food Dictionary

“Bon appétit”: a French-English gastronomic dictionary

Herbst, S. T. Food Lover’s Companion

d. Source: Walford’s Guide to Reference Materials. (3 vol) 1993.

10. Where can one find a list of books on communism in the US for which LC cards were issued last year?

a. The answer to this question is that you won’t be able to find such a list. LC stopped supplying catalog cards in 1997.

http://www.loc.gov/cds/cards.html

11. How will you locate a library in the U.S. which has a special collection on Beethoven and where is it?

a. The three key words in this question are: “locate”, “library” and “special collection”. A directory dealing with special libraries/collections would be the first choice.

b. Using the three key phrases, I located the Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers. I search the subject index for Beethoven. There were four entries for the U.S. I read the description of each program and only one seemed appropriate.

c. Answer: San Jose State University—Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

d. Source: Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers. 37th ed. 3 vols. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2010.

12. Find a book about Japanese theatre and Drama.

a.The question required the use of a bibliography.

b.

c. Answer:

Leiter, Samuel L. Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre. Lanham, Md., Scarecrow, 2006.

d. Source: American Reference Books Annual 2007. Westport, CT., Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

13. How much does Gone With the Wind cost in paperback?

a. A bibliography such as BIP would be the first choice because it provides information about cost as well as format.

b. This required a straightforward title search.

c. Answer: GWTW in paperback costs $10.99.

d. Source: Global Books in Print. www.globalbooksinprint.com

14.What are some good college level books in the field of plant physiology?

15. How many Bibles were sold in the US in 2009?

a. This question requires a resource that provides factual/statistical information such as an almanac or yearbook.

b. I consulted three sources: Stateman’s Yearbook (2010), Statistical Abstract of the United States (2010) and World Almanac and Book of Facts (2010) and was unable to find any information pertaining to this question. My next choice was to search my library’s databases. I chose the database Business Source Complete. I used the search terms “Bible” and “sales” and “United States”.

c. Answer: I found an answer from a 2008 article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Prophet Sharing: the Good Book Is the Best Seller”. The abstract states that annual sales reached an estimated 25 million.

d. Source: Business Source Complete

http://proxy.bc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=36008608&site=bsi-live