Encyclopedias

World Press Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide (GVRL)
WPE
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more.  2nd ed, edited by Amanda C. Quick.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9577
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Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (GVRL)
Description
The Encyclopedia is a 5-volume set and a supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces-many by the foremost scholars in the field-it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to fully define in one source the cultural roots and current condition of the African-American community. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition, 2006 1619-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9499
Access
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Encyclopedia of African American Society

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of African-American Society
Encyclopedia of African American Society (GVRL)
Description
This two-volume reference work details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition, 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9497
Access
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Encyclopedia of Social Work

Alternative Titles
NASW Encyclopedia of Social Work
Description

Covers all aspects of social work. Topics new to the 20th edition include: demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
20th edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9489
Access
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Encyclopædia Britannica

Alternative Titles
Encyclopædia Britannica Online (Academic Edition)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
EB
Description

Encyclopaedia Britannica's latest article database (including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994- ), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current Academic Edition. Updated daily.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9491
Mobile Version
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Europa World Plus

Alternative Titles
The Far East and Australasia; The Middle East and North Africa; South America, Central America and the Caribbean; South Asia; The USA and Canada; Western Europe
EWP; Europaworld; EW; Europa World Year Book; EWYB; Europa Regional Surveys of the World; Africa South of the Sahara; Central and South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia;
Description
Online version of the Europa World Year Book and all nine volumes of the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, containing detailed political, economic, and geographic information on over 250 countries and territories, including recent statistics, directory information, and current analysis. Plus thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations. Additional features include: the ability directly to compare multinational statistics in graph and tabular form; interactive visual features, including maps, flags and downloadable graphs; an extensive directory of research institutes specializing in each region; book and periodical bibliographies of further research; and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition, with ability to download earlier editions from 2006 onward.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9453
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (GVRL)
Description

This encyclopedia presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Antiquity to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9447
Access
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Subjects

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (GVRL)
Description

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9445
Access
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Encyclopedia of Aging

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Aging (GVRL)
Description
Written by experts for a general audience, articles cover topics such as biology, medicine, economics, law, psychology, sociology, and history as they relate to aging. Illustrated with photos, graphs, and line drawings. Included as part of Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9441
Access
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Subjects

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (GVRL)
Description
The classic comprehensive English-language reference source for Western philosophy, updated and expanded to cover all philosophy worldwide. Contains more than 2,100 entries and features about 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Second Edition of 2005.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9399
Access
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