Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

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How not to find things with Pevsner

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Pevsner Bedfordshire cover

I hesitate to criticize Pevsner’s Buildings of England series; I have used the books with immense pleasure for many years. Pevsner appears not only to have seen everything, but to have an informed and perceptive (and often pointed ) comment about …

Tom McArthur, Worlds of Reference (1986)

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Tom McArthur’s book is essential reading in the world of reference, although perhaps that is faint praise for a subject that has so few books dedicated to it. However, reading the book is tough going. The author makes it difficult for …

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