Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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International Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Education, Elsevier, 3rd edition
IEE
Description

This is the third edition of Elsevier's International Encyclopedia of Education (IEE). Included are over 1,350 articles with coverage of 24 different areas of education scholarship. Some of the topics covered include: teachnololy and learning, demography and social change, globalization, adult learning, etc. Contributors represent over 100 countries and provide multidisciplinary subject coverage. Access to multimedia audio and video files is also included. 

Published in print in 2010, this eight-volume reference work provides a quick and reliable introduction to most topics in education.  Editors-in-chief are Penelope Peterson (Northwestern), Eva Baker (UCLA) and Barry McGaw (McGaw Group).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31316
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Encyclopedia of African American Music

Description

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Includes more than 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30052
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International Encyclopedia of Dance

Description

A fully searchable electronic version of the six-volume print encyclopedia. Provides access to nearly 2,000 articles on all aspects of dance, including theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. Entries are also A-Z browsable.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29464
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Description

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world’s foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. The encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity, thus emphasizing that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as a global world religion. Presenting the same heralded original essays and research from thematic print edition, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism is now available in a fully searchable, dynamic digital format. The online reference currently includes volume I of ultimately five volumes.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11901
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Description

This is an online version of the 2001 edition of this classic reference work. Provides more than 15,000 biographies of people in all realms of music, spanning the medieval ages to the present. Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11823
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Encyclopedia of Special Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals
Description

The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information about new legislation and guidelines. In addition, this comprehensive resource features school psychology, neuropsychology, reviews of new tests and curricula that have been developed since publication of the second edition in 1999, and new biographies of important figures in special education. Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, Third Edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.  The encyclopedia is edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Texas A&M University and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, University of Colorado.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition/2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11591
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Online Index to Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Books

Alternative Titles
HathiTrust Digital Library: UMich Hatcher Graduate Reference
Grad Ref, GL Ref, GLRF
Description

This "featured collection" in the HathiTrust Digital Library makes it possible to search the full text of most of the print books in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Reference Collection (about 7,500 works in about 15,000 print volumes), including most of the books shelved in the Reference Reading Room and at the Information and Reference Center on the second floor. 

For the 20% of materials covered that are in the public domain, the full text of the reference work can be viewed online.  The other 80% of works covered that remain in copyright are "Search Only," meaning that the full text cannot be viewed online, but search results indicate on which page(s) of the volume a match with the search terms occurs, so one can then retrieve the print volume and know to what page(s) to turn to locate the search terms in the printed text. 

Note:  No reference works published since 2010 are covered by this index.  Neither are reference works that the library has acquired only in online form.  This is an index to print reference works only.

 

Type
Article Index
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Search Engine
Statistics
Coverage
Selected print reference books published between 1850 and 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11513
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

Alternative Titles
Careers and Vocational Guidance
Description

Provides detailed facts and current statistics for over 750 occupations in more than 90 key career fields. Contains more than 500 photographs.  This is the 15th edition of this 5 volume encyclopedia.

Volume 1 covers career guidance and career fields and includes topics such as:  Preparing for Your Career—presents information on choosing a career, starting a career, assessment tests, personal skills, occupational classification systems, training for job entry, and career development; Finding a Job—covers information on placement offices, job fairs, networking and references, searching the Web, and classified ads; Applying for a Job—gives information on résumés, cover letters, career portfolios and credentials, and interviewing; You're Hired—features information on salary and wages, fringe benefits, personnel management, employment laws, and employees' rights; an overview of the 94 industries covered, including in-depth information on computer software, construction, entrepreneurs, military services, telecommunications, trucking, and more; four sections covering the background, structure, and outlook of each career field; and additional resources for further investigation.

Volumes 2-5 contain articles on individual careers.  Each article/profile includes: Quick Facts—summarizes important facts; Overview—briefly defines the occupation; History—provides background on how the occupation developed; Job Description—offers an in-depth description of the types of specific jobs in the field; Job Requirements—discusses any necessary training or education; Exploring—suggests various ways to further explore the field; Employers—looks at who hires people in the industry; Starting Out—suggests where to look for employment; Advancement—tells how people can move up the ladder; Earnings—gives current salaries and wages; Work Environment—describes the work setting; Outlook—looks at the future growth of the career based on U.S. government projections; For More Information—presents a list of helpful organizations that can provide further information.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11477
Access
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Looking for World Book Online?

After reviewing the use and cost of World Book Online in comparison to other resources we have available online, the University Library decided to cancel our online subscription to World Book Encyclopedia effective November 1, 2011.

The University Library provides online access to several other resources that have content similar to what can be found in World Book:

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (also available in Mobile version)

Academic Edition, with ten times the content of the free web version, including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition, plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994- ), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 100 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers, including an extensive collection of subject specific encyclopedias.

In addition, World Book Encyclopedia is still available in print format in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library reference collection.

If you have questions or concerns about this decision, please contact the University Library’s General Reference & Popular Press Electronic Resources Team at grpp@umich.edu

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Last modified: 03/22/2013

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