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"This set should definitely be considered for purchase by middle- and senior-high school libraries and YA sections of public libraries where Civil War materials are in demand."
— Booklist (June 15, 2000), review of American Civil War Reference Library

"Any good school library media specialist can see the advantage of purchasing this clear, concise set because it has the potential for easy integration into curriculum planning with any school area. It is geared for middle-school and high-school users; public libraries with strong usage by teens should consider purchasing it as well."
— Booklist (February 2003), review of Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

"This is the most thorough and accessible treatment of a topic that can drain library collections at report-writing time."
— Booklist (Jan. 1, 2000), review of Chemical Elements

"This set does an excellent job of describing the changes and significance of clothing and fashion in relation to society's cultural and societal beliefs. … Highly recommended for school libraries and the children's reference collection of large public libraries."
— American Reference Books Annual 2004, review of Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages

"This set comes from a veteran in foreign cookery and a well-respected reference book publisher and so the reader is in for an authentic culinary treat."
— Catholic Library World (June-August 2002), review of Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

"Considering its reasonable price and inclusive content, this junior encyclopedia is a great value for any elementary or middle school library or classroom. It is a fresh alternative to using lengthy, unwieldy Internet resources!"
— Catholic Library World (March 2005), review of Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

"This comprehensive series provides a look at the complex political, social, and military turmoil of the Middle East. The simple format provides the intended juvenile audience with objective information that helps untangle the numerous conflicts and make them and the Middle East more comprehensible."
— American Reference Books Annual 2006, review of Middle East Conflict Reference Library

"Those familiar with other UXL Reference Library titles will not be disappointed in this new publication chronicling the birth of a new government from the end of the Revolutionary War to the drafting of a new Constitution. Recommended for libraries serving middle, junior-high, and high schools with a strong emphasis on this brief historical period."
— Booklist (April 2006), review of Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

"What makes this series so valuable is the breadth of the fields of endeavor, from business to music to social issues. … This is a valuable reference source and by its currency complements the traditional biography references."
— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (May 2006), review of U·X·L Newsmakers