Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS), Second Edition

Alternative Titles
IESBS 2
IESBS Second Edition
Description

Published in 2015, the second edition of IESBS fills 26 volumes in print.  The electronic edition has 53 sections, with over 4000 articles by close to 250 authors.  Fields covered include:

anthropology, archaeology and evolutionary sciences, geography; 

business, economics, labor studies, management, organization studies and finance; 

cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, and psychology, memory; 

demographics and studies of the life course;

education; 

environmental and ecological sciences;

GBLTQ, gender and women's studies, sexuality;

humanities, history, philosophy, ethics, religion;

international studies, war, peace, violence and conflict studies;

law; 

mathematics, computer science, science, technology;

media and mass communication;

political science and public policy;

psychiatry, psychology, health and mental health;

research design, statistics;

social work, sociology, criminology and criminal justice;

urban studies and planning.

James D. Wright, Editor-In-Chief.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40701
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Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy

Description

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

Features: Approximately 675 signed articles are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references.  A Chronology helps put individual events into historical context.  A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites.; While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms.  Encyclopedia of Transportation covers issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: Administration, Operations, and Evaluation; Air Transportation Systems; Economics of Transportation; Energy, Environmental, and; Health Impacts; Facilities and Infrastructure; Intermodal Transportation Systems; International Transportation and Policy; Labor Issues/Employee Relations; Planning and Policy; Safety and Security; Social Issues in Transportation; Surface Transportation Systems; Technology, Design, and Engineering; Transportation, Finance of; Transportation Legislation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Organizations and Agencies; Travel Behavior and Research; Water Transportation Systems.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40687
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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Sage Research Methods Datasets

Alternative Titles
Sage Datasets
SRM datasets
data sets
Description

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset will be accompanied by a short clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39995
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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Latin America in Video

Alternative Titles
LAV
Description

Latin America in Video gives instructors, students, and researchers of Latin American studies, Spanish, and Portuguese a comprehensive and unique perspective on the region. It includes approximately 400 original-language documentaries—over 300 hours in all—from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. Issues include human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39862
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Green Atlas

Description

Green Atlas: a Multimedia Reference is a compendium of over 100 maps and data sets with multimedia elements illustrating key concepts in green issues and environmentalism.  This is a 'capstone' volume for the 12-volume Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future reference series.  Topics for the maps are selected from over 1800 articles in the Green Society series.  Maps include clickable links to video, articles, audio clips with transcripts and other related information on that topic.

Edited by Dustin R. Multaney, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Type
Map(s)
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33122
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NATLEX

Description

Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31710
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LABORSTA

Description

NOTICE: 2009 and 2010 data are now available in ILO's new database ILOSTAT ( http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706) . Please note that LABORSTA is not being updated and gradually will be replaced with ILOSTAT. 

LABORSTAT covers official core labour statistics for over 200 countries for 1969 to 2008. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31708
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ILOSTAT

Alternative Titles
ILOStat, ILO statistics
Description

ILOSTAT provides multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labor market statistics for over 1000 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. 

The yearly indicators dataset contains standardized indicators for purposes of greater comparability across countires and relies heavily on the official submission of data by national authorities. The short term indicators dataset contains monthly, quarterly and semi-annual data drqen from official websites of national authorities and is updated on a monthly basis. The EAPEP dataset conatins country estimates and projections of the total population, labor fource, and participation rates by sex and age. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706
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