Archives for category: Bibliography

In cases you missed it on the Free Content page, I did recently publish another list of new releases for last year. This  makes it the third consecutive year in which I have provided this service – free of charge, baby!  🙂

(Please see below for an introduction to the 2016 collection and download links to all the lists of 2014 to 2016)

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[From ‘Introduction,’ p. 3:] “On the following 27 pages, you will find a selection of 63 monographs published this year [2016] on various topics pertaining to the contemporary study and practice of religious, spiritual and contemplative traditions in their diverse cultural, historical and contemporary settings. The majority of these are academic studies which cover a whole range of disciplines from the humanities and science, however a number of contemporary contemplative writings and some practical literature on mindfulness is also included.

The monographs are grouped according to their respective disciplines or subjects and entries feature core bibliographic information as well as the publisher link, followed by a short descriptive text freely taken from the publisher.

As usual, the list is exhaustive neither in content nor format – many more books could easily have been added and the selection is currently restricted to monographs and thus does not cover other available formats of published academic information such as periodical articles and thesis or dissertations. Please note that I cannot guarantee complete accuracy of the bibliographic information provided.

If you would like to share this document, you are welcome to do so freely by sharing this link. And if you find it fun or helpful, then you will also want to have a look at the collections I put together for the years 2014 and 2015.”

 

Happy new year to all of you!

As you may (or may not) know, I work part-time as a librarian, and as such I regularly hold newly published books in my hands and always have an eye out on the most interesting new releases. Last year I started collecting bibliographic data on those newly released titles which caught my most curious attention and then published a related list at the end of the year thus making this information widely available.

So now it’s time for another list of 2015, and it features 40 pages and 90 academic monographs in a variety of disciplines with full bibliographic information as well as links to publishers, Google Books, and Worldcat.

You can find it on the page “Free Content” or download it directly here.

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If you want a complete picture of the published information available on your favorite subjects, you must remember also the numerous thesis and dissertations that are published each year. These often include extensive, highly specific, and usually trustworthy information on certain subjects, however – until they are later published as monographs – thesis and dissertations are usually not accessible via most library catalogues or booksellers and therefore often overlooked. So much for a quick instruction in information literacy…

I recently ran a quick search on the most recent dissertations on Buddhism and related topics in the ProQuest Dissertations database and found some interessting and original works I want to share with you below. The bibliographic information comes together with the link to the respective abstract, fulltexts however are unfortunately available only through UMI Dissertations Publishing. Read the rest of this entry »