The Dartmouth Medal is presented by the Reference and User Services Association. A medal that honors the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance. "Creation" of reference works may include, but not be limited to, writing, compiling, editing, or publishing books or electronic information. The award is given to works that have been published or made available for the first time during the calendar year preceding the presentation of the award. The first award was made in 1975.


2002 Donald B. Redford, ed.  The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
2001 Deborah Klezmer, ed. Women in World History
2000 Paul F. Grendler, ed. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
1999 John A. Garraty & Mark C. Carnes, eds. American National Biography
1998 Paula E. Hyman & Deborah Dash Moore, eds.  Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
1997 Jane Shoaf Turner, ed. The Dictionary of Art
1996 Jack M. Sasson, ed. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
1995 Louis Fisher, ed. Encyclopedia of the American Presidency
1994 Darlene Clark Hine, ed. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
1993 Edgar F. Borgatta Encyclopedia of Sociology
1992 Robert J. Mason & Mark T. Mattson, eds. Atlas of United States Environmental Issues
1991 Israel Gutman, ed. Encyclopedia of the Holocaust
1990 Charles Reagan Wilson & William Ferris, eds. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
1989 James Paul Allen & Eugene James Turner, eds. We the People: An Atlas of America's Diversity
1988 Mircea Eliade, ed. The Encyclopedia of Religion
1987 Leonard Levy, ed. The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
1986 T. Neville Postlethwaite, ed. The International Encyclopedia of Education: Research and Studies
1985 H. W. Wilson Co. Wilsonline Online Retrieval System
1984 Alastair Couper The Times Atlas of the Oceans
1983 Congressional Information Service, Inc. For the body of its reference works.
1982 Stanley Sadie, ed. New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
1981 Charles B. Gillispie Dictionary of Scientific Biography
1980 No award 1979
1979 Warren Reich, ed. The Encyclopedia of Bioethics
1978 Benjamin B. Wolman, ed. International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurology
1977 Lester J. Cappon, ed. Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760-1790
1976 No award  
1975 New England Board of Higher Education For establishing the Northeast Academic Science Information Center