H.W. Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (18th Edition, 2021) is designed for librarians and catalogers. It is a reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults.

Easy-to-use Arrangement
Arranged for ease-of-use by Dewey Decimal Classification, this helpful guide provides immediate access to over 12,000 highly recommended nonfiction titles. All areas of reference and nonfiction are covered. Plus, 2,200 starred entries highlight an Essential title within a particular subject area.
  1. Science, Technology & Computer Science
  2. Health & Medicine
  3. Religion & Philosophy
  4. Political Science, Economics & Law
  5. Literature & Language
  6. History, Travel & Biography
  7. Arts & Architecture and so much more