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By Frank W. Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 0585186332

ISBN-13: 9780585186337

ISBN-10: 1563081423

ISBN-13: 9781563081422

Equipped via kinds of info assets, the booklet selectively covers publications to the literature of pop culture, together with basic and topic encyclopedias; topic dictionaries; handbooks and manuals; biographical compilations; directories, indexes, and abstracts; bibliographies, discographies, and videographies; and supplemental assets (e.g., periodicals, examine facilities, associations). every one part is prepared by way of topic: basic; renowned arts (e.g., song, advantageous arts); mass media (e.g., radio, computers); folkways/oral culture; and fads, occasions, tendencies, and different social phenomena. Selective instead of finished, the e-book deals entries with descriptive and infrequently evaluative annotations. crucial as a study device in educational and public libraries, this advisor can also be precious in assortment improvement.

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Smith, Ronald Lande. The Stars of Stand-Up Comedy: A Biographical Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1986. 227p. Illus. (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. ) LC 84-48408. ISBN 0-8240-8803-2. Arranged alphabetically, each of the 101 comic or comic team entries includes one or more pictures; birth date and place; a listing of records, television appearances, videos, and films; book biographies and autobiographies; and a short discussion of the comic's background, philosophy, and type of humor.

623p. Pap. ISBN 0-88128-368-1. The book includes every major league baseball player from 1948 through 1989 to have been depicted on a baseball card. Players have been arranged alphabetically by last name; the work is further subdivided chronologically by season. Card numbers for each brand are given in each entry. All rookie cardsa popular component of the hobbyare listed in alphabetical order by name as well as by year in the back of the volume. This tool effectively complements the various baseball card price guides on the market.

44. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits. New York: Facts on File, 1992. 384p. , index. LC 91-37427. ISBN 0-8160-2140-6. The source is notable in that the author makes an effort to balance the viewpoints of both believers and skeptics in covering virtually all notable apparitions originating from both the mass media and oral traditions of Western culture. With the exception of occasional errors of a minor nature, the text maintains a consistently high level of accuracy.

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