Encyclopedias

Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. There is information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation. Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe, this is a comprehensive dictionary compiled by two leading authorities on dance.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8753
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Alternative Titles
DLB
Description
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8737
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Music Online

Alternative Titles
Grovemusic (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz)
Grove Music Online
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Description

Oxford Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Oxford Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

Oxford Music Online is also pleased to continue featuring Colin Larkin's landmark Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006), for those who have purchased perpetual access to the online version. The most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music, EPM is the authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present. It is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative — and incredibly fun to read.

Oxford Music Online was created with the latest in online technology to give users a robust and unique research experience. Sophisticated search options allow users to refine their search or browse results by source and specific era or subject category. Users can also choose to view biographies or subject entries only. Advanced search options provide powerful tools for content navigation, including biography searching, bibliography searching, and the ability to easily search within longer, multi-section articles. Timelines and topical guides offer specific pathways into the content. Context-sensitive Help pages guide users through the site's features and functionality. Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource available, a virtual music library of unparalleled scope and depth.

Type
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8687
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Art Online

Alternative Titles
Grove Dictionary of Art Online
Description
Online version of the comprehensive art reference work covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography, from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes 41,000 articles and 10,000 color images.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Contains full text, and selected images, of the first edition of 1996.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8685
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
SEP
Description

A refereed, open access encyclopedia with in-depth articles on a random array of several hundred philosophical topics, most with a Western and analytic perspective.  A partially complete work-in-progress, with articles added as contributors finish them, and many topics not yet covered.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Latest quarterly edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8615
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Dictionary of Opera Characters

Alternative Titles
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Who's Who in Opera
Description

Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers. Well-known personalities contribute articles on favourite roles, for example, Placido Domingo writes on the character of Otello and Janet Baker on Mary Stuart. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Jurinac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Marie McLaughlin revealing much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8579
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Ullmann's Industrial Chemistry

Alternative Titles
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Description
Nearly 1000 articles covering all aspects of the science and technology of industrial chemistry. Features include full search capabilities, hyperlinked cross-references, and keyword, author, and CAS registry number indexes.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Electronic version of 6th Edition (1998)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8511
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Description
Covers the latest developments in chemical technology and related fields. Features include dynamic table of contents and online index; separate windows for text, tables, figures, and bibliography; and hyperlinked references.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
current version
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8469
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Materials

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
Description

Short articles covering all topics related to materials. Thematic areas covered include materials, applications, properties, and techniques and processing. Indexing by author, subject, theme, alphabet, and cited author.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8445
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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