by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor,

We’re delighted to be adding another feature to the ATG NewsChannel.  As an online supplement  to Tom Gilson’s ATG reference book review column, we are now offering Extra Servings “From the Reference Desk.”  Tom plans to offer weekly updates of new publications both print and electronic, as well as other relevant reference publishing news.  (Feel free to contact him at with your “reference news.”)


Offering “more than 50,000 subject articles and biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars”  Grove Music Online is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service.




SAGE Reference, in partnership with the International Political Science Association, is publishing a new eight-volume International Encyclopedia of Political Science.  Some 600 scholars contribute articles on diverse topics ranging from Comparative Politics and International Relations to Political Philosophy and public policy.



Featuring 800 essays, Salem Press’ Great Lives from History: African Americans covers people from the eighteenth century through the early twenty-first century.



The latest edition of Vital Statistics on American Politics 2011-2012, from CQ Press, uses 230 tables and figures to offer a variety of data on issues ranging from elections and political parties to  social and economic policy.



The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online has had an update, including 10 new articles and 7 revisions in the field of Language, Logic and Mathematics.




The first three volumes of the  Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability are now live and available as part of Credo’s Berkshire Publishing Collection.