ARBA Reviews Are In!

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Our American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) 2017 reviews are in! Check out the highlights below (and, yes, we added the bold, since we are rather proud) or go to http://www.arbaonline.com/ for the full reviews.


Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

“This compilation of brain disease information, Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, brings together the most recent content on AD and other brain disorders. As a starting point or for general information, this book will be useful for patients, caregivers, and medical personnel seeking basic information. Public, medical, community, and clinic libraries will find this a useful primary tool. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

“As a medical resource, the Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook will be quite useful to caregivers, families, patients, and members of the general public looking for a starting place for blood-related information. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

“The abundance of information can seem overwhelming, but the book does an excellent job of organizing it into eight parts which describe the major disorders of the heart and blood vessels, targeted populations, diagnoses, treatments, and prevention.

Further, the chapters addressing specific populations are extremely helpful in noting how the effects of CD vary among children, men, women, minority populations, and others.

This sixth edition conveys timely information in regards to treatment, diagnosis, and disorder classifications relative to the rapid advancements in medical research. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Child Abuse Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

“With the use of bullet points, short paragraphs, FAQs, numerous headings, and subheadings, readers will find the format extremely navigable. Every chapter takes care to address its topics in a generous and sensitive manner. This fourth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regard to the topic of child abuse relative to the rapid advancements in current research….[I]t succeeds at providing thorough and supportive information about child abuse and its devastating consequences. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

“The book is a continuation of the well-respected Health Reference Series and is the third edition of said book.

The book provides an educational experience for the reader. While books of this stripe are useful for reference purposes, it is a common temptation for books like this to be overinterpreted by the nervous reader. This book, when used properly, provides a good background for what a contagious disease is, and then begins to explore the specifics of each contagious disease.

While all of the information in the book is useful, the book shines in its presentation of a chapter on each disease. Each chapter contains a quick introduction, the symptoms of the disease, the seriousness of the disease, whether the disease is contagious, the individuals at risk for the disease, whether the disease can be treated, and whether the disease can be prevented.

The book is of great use to all individuals who are concerned about their health and want a bit more information about symptoms, treatment, or diagnosis of a contagious disease. It is useful for layman and students, as well as medical professionals. This book is recommended for academic and high school libraries.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

“Health, food, and nutrition are all in the forefront of personal care and cultural trends in the twenty-first century. The sourcebook updates information such as the new food guidance system and often references the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans. Consumers will find topics that are useful to daily life such as “How to Use Nutrition Labels.” Entries focus on healthy and realistic ways to address food challenges through healthy weight loss. The discussion of contemporary food issues not seen in previous generations offers a cogent explanation of why consumers need to take control of food habits.

Health care and nutrition information are critical to a healthy society. This information tool, Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, is a worthy edition to reference collections in libraries whether public, medical, or academic.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

“A meaningful contribution to Omnigraphics’ Health Reference Series, this volume provides librarians and users with a unique, useful, thoughtfully crafted, and trustworthy resource.

The book’s outstanding format and organization allows readers to comprehend and follow relevant content and terms. The construction of the book meshes well with its organization and lends itself successfully to the study of eating disorders. The author supplies an in-depth analysis of various topics of interest often glossed over in basic health textbook chapters, pamphlets, and brochures. The orderliness of the book conforms to an academic curriculum. The author provides excellent material and content, enhanced by well-defined organization.

Middle schools, high schools, community colleges, and universities will value this book as an essential addition to their library reference shelves. Health organizations and school counselors will benefit from purchasing this timely publication as a reference book.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

“The book offers a basic but substantial look at the many disorders inherited through bloodlines in addition to insightful information about the expanding field of genetics. While the information in the book is copious (there are 75 chapters), it is easily digestible due to the book’s structure of short chapters and a question-and-answer format.

With the addition of diagrams, bullet points, and an abundance of headings and subheadings, readers will find the material extremely navigable.

This sixth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regards to genetic disorders relative to the rapid advancements in research happening as we write this….[I]t succeeds at providing informative material about genetic disorders and the often groundbreaking research around them. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Men’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

“A volume of the notable Health Reference Series, this book is an invaluable reference offering basic, comprehensive information covering a series of issues affecting men’s health.

While the amount of information can seem overwhelming, the book does an excellent job of presenting it clearly and concisely with short sections and many headings and subheadings.

This fifth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regards to men’s health issues relative to the rapid advancements in research happening as we write this. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

“Mental illness encompasses a broad spectrum of illnesses and populations. This resource addresses common topics of suicide, addictions, and bipolar disorder. Less common psychiatric issues such as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections make this book more valuable.

Whether newly diagnosed or a chronic condition, young or old, this is a worthwhile introduction to how the brain works and mental health concerns. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

Moving and Relocation Directory 9th Ed.

“Whether seeking educational data or business statistics, this volume provides demographic and descriptive detail. A welcome revision and update, the ninth edition is a useful tool for those considering or planning to relocate. This volume will also be valuable for librarians, students, and others seeking pertinent data on specific locales.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

“Aside from discussing particular diseases, chapters explore vastly important issues of testing confidentiality, talking with health care professionals and sexual partners, substance abuse, sex education, and vaccinations.

This sixth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regards to sexually transmitted diseases relative to the rapid advancements in research happening as we write this.

The reference is not designed to replace professional medical counsel; however, it succeeds at providing sound information about STDs, their devastating consequences, and the hope for prevention. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

Sleep Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

“The text is easy to read, enjoyable, and maintains definitive attention.

Sleep Disorders Sourcebook has the capacity to reach multiple audiences because of its simplicity and reasonable presentation of essential information regarding the topic. Designed for undergraduates, high school students, and general non-specialists, this excellent book presents a current, balanced, and reliable collection of material.

Middle school, high school, community college, and university librarians will value this book as an essential addition to their library reference shelves. Health organizations and school counselors will also benefit from purchasing this timely reference book.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017

 

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