This article reviews revolutionary changes, which have occurred since 2000 regarding the creation and publication of reference books and online sources. Factors that have altered the way that such books, especially those pertaining to the social sciences, include the increased speed of composition due to word-processing technology, the downsizing of libraries as they switch from printed to electronic reference sources, and the increased pressure upon academics to publish rapidly, especially in Britain. The article also offers a concise history of social science reference works in several disciplines, beginning in the eighteenth century and ending with the present.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)