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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 439–449.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gary Scharnhorst 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst This year a modest reversal of recent trends in the publication of refer- ence works occurred, particularly a revival in specialized literary histo- ries. Such trade presses as Greenwood, Wiley, McFarland, and Cam- bridge...
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American Literary Scholarship (2018) 2016 (1): 419–431.
Published: 01 September 2018
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American Literary Scholarship (2019) 2017 (1): 443–453.
Published: 01 September 2019
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 435–449.
Published: 01 September 2020
...David J. Nordloh © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 American Literary Scholarship (2018) doi 10.1215/00659142-8287989 © 2020 by Duke University Press 20 General Reference Works David J. Nordloh Among the highlights in this year s reference publications are a modest and thoughtful survey...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 463–479.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Gary Scharnhorst Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst e steady decline in the number of reference works in American lit- erature published in recent years has accelerated in . Neither a Dictionary of Literary Biography volume relevant...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 497–503.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst For the past several years, in alternating issues of AmLS, I have repeat- edly traced the gradual disappearance of printed reference books in the humanities. In 2013 this trend...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 463–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 20  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst For several years now I’ve been predicting the demise of the reference book. I should have predicted instead the steady decline in overall sales of reference books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 529–537.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2007 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst The best news to be reported in this chapter within the past couple of years is that Thomson Gale has finally discontinued theDLB Yearbook, a boondoggle as overpriced as Defense...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 481–491.
Published: 01 September 2014
...David J. Nordloh © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 20  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh It is possible that in the past year a teacher of American literature or an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing the field has actually taken a reference book down from...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 525–536.
Published: 01 September 2004
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2004 21 General Reference Works David J. Nordloh I have suggested in the past that additions to the reference shelf tend generally to follow the critical directions of the scholarship in the field; the increasing number of titles addressing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2005 22 General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst Though some reference books this year seem to dwell on very narrow or specialized subjects, at least these topics may be covered fully in a single volume. As in recent years, a number...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2008 21  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh The pervasiveness of the Internet and electronic publication has for some years brought forth gloomy forecasts of the demise of the printed book. Such pronouncements have so far proved...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 533–547.
Published: 01 September 2006
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2006 22  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh African American literature, women writers, and American drama, areas of particular emphasis in reference publication in the recent past, retain their prominence this year, and the usual...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 521–528.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2009 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst In recent years we have seen a dramatic decline in the production and publication of basic bibliographical and research tools. To paraphrase Pete Seeger, “Where have all the bibliographies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 545–555.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David J. Nordloh Duke University Press 2010 22  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh The instant delivery of information made possible by the Internet, its search engines, and its almost universal access to data would seem logi- cally to doom reference books. But I count...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 521–530.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2011 22  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst The Great Recession continues to pose challenges for the authors and editors of reference tools. Fewer of them are published nowadays, pre- dictably so, given the reduced acquisitions...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 495–509.
Published: 01 September 2016
...David J. Nordloh © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 21  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh I have noised complaints for some time now about the decline in the number and quality of printed reference materials. But the number, the variety, and the quality of the items...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 509–520.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David J. Nordloh © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 21  General Reference Works David J. Nordloh In “The Library of Babel” (1942) the Argentinian author—and librar- ian—Jorge Luis Borges describes an infinite library, its books containing every possible combination...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 517–528.
Published: 01 September 2000
...David J. Nordloh © 2000 Duke University Press 2000 22 General Reference Works David J. Nordloh Electronic technology makes possible faster and more comprehensive access to information, including bibliographical information. The MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 519–530.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 22 General Reference Books Gary Scharnhorst Two years ago I concluded this chapter by suggesting it ‘‘may be time to rethink that old adage about death and taxes’’ to include the Dictionary of Literary Biography...