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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Description

Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd ed.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Description

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10485
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World Education Encyclopedia

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World Education Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances. Published 2002. Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10411
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (GVRL)
EEEP
Description
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10347
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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (GVRL)
NDHI
Description
A survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries exploring the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10345
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10325
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Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10331
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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (GVRL)
Description
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition, 2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10329
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Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10327
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