on November 3, 2001
This book was a very pleasant surprise to me. If you are a serious college or seminary student this book is a MUST before you start any research paper. In addition, if you are an international student and are enrolled in a seminary in the U.S, this book will give you valuable research information. First, it is a very practical book - the author makes a thorough and honest evaluation (in a small summary) at general reference works, concordances, OT and NT word studies, online searching, indexes and abstracts and bibliographies. You will be surprised at both the quality of the evaluation and the number of works evaluated. Second, I really love the practical aspect of this book. It helps me -even as a post grad student- to know where to go in the library. This book is virtually like an "instruction manual" of any seminary library. It will not only give you good scholarly materials you can include in your bibliography, it will also help you to do your research faster than ever before! The only problem of this kind of books is that they tend to be quickly outdated after release due to new commentaries and other reference works being printed. Still, it is a very valuable tool for research.