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Almanacs


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    • Almanacs
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    • us: Almanacks
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    • found: The ALA glossary of library and information science, 1983 (almanac 1. A compendium, usually an annual, of statistics and facts, both current and retrospective. May be broad in geographical and subject coverage, or limited to a particular country or state or to a special subject. Compare with yearbook. 2. An annual containing miscellaneous matter such as a calendar, a list of astronomical events, planting tables, astrological predictions, and anecdotes)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 25, 2014 (almanac: Originally, a book introduced by the Moors to Spain, listing the days, weeks, and months of the year and providing information about festivals, holidays, astronomical phenomena, etc. In modern usage, an annual compendium of practical dates, facts, and statistics, current and/or retrospective, often arranged in tables to facilitate comparison. Almanacs can be general or related to a specific subject or academic discipline. Also spelled almanack.)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 25, 2014 (Almanacs. Use for works containing a calendar of days, weeks, and months, together with information such as astronomical data, various statistics, etc. Do not use for modern factual compendia such as the World Almanac.)
    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 25, 2014 (almanacs. UF almanacks. Publications, usually annuals, containing a variety of useful facts of miscellaneous nature, or statistical information; originally included projections of coming days, months, and holidays.)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004: p. 25 (almanac: annual publication containing collection of useful facts, publication containing data on royal families etc.)
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