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.
Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online is based on the originally a thousand-page reference work on China with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Written by the world’s top scholars, Brill’s Encyclopedia of China is the first place to look for reliable information on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China.
Includes full-text of the following reference works:
- Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
- Oxford Classical Dictionary
- Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
- Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
- Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
- Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (English-Latin)
- Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (Latin-English)
- Who's Who in the Classical World
Full-text version of : Thompson, Stith. Motif-index of folk-literature: a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. Revised and enlarged edition. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1955-1958.
This venerable reference work is a subject index to folktales from around the world. Sources come from thousands of books and periodicals (see Bibliography). Indexed are the "folktale, the myth, the ballad, the fable, the mediaeval romance, the fabliau, the jest, the exemplum, and the local tradition" (Introduction, p. 11) from both literatry and oral traditions. Excluded are "superstitions, customs, religious beliefs, riddles, or proverbs, except as they happen to form an organic part of a narrative" (Introduction, p. 11).
One can use the left-hand facets to navigate through the book alphabetically by subject from Volume 1 through Volume 6. One also can use the Search box at the top of the page to word-search the entire six-volume work. Hyperlink crossreferences are provided to similar myths (e.g., "Animals have second sight" is crossreferenced to "Dwarfs predict"). Additionally, motif-index entries (e.g., "Dwarfs predict") provide references to source literature (e.g., "Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; German: Pröhle Harzsagen No. 155, Bindewald 188").
Note: There also is a digital copy of the original six-volume set in HathiTrust: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/001276245
Full text version of The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th ed. Edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Over 6,700 entries
Unrivalled in scope for over sixty years, this established reference work has been thoroughly updated for this edition to reflect modern scholarship. Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.
As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.
The most authoritative and accessible dictionary of its kind, this is an essential reference for both scholars and non-specialists with an interest in the classical era.
Full text version of The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Third Edition. Edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
An authoritative one-volume guide to all aspects of the ancient world - political, economic, philosophical, religious, artistic, and social.
Six thousand entries ranging from long articles to brief identifications, readers can find information on virtually any topic of interest—athletics, bee-keeping, botany, magic, Roman law, religious rites, postal service, slavery, navigation, and the reckoning of time. The Dictionary profiles every major figure of Greece and Rome, from Homer and Virgil, to Plato and Aristotle, to Tacitus and Thucydides, to Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. (The Oxford Classical Dictionary also covers many important but lesser known figures who will not be found in other reference works.) Readers will find entries on mythological and legendary figures, on major cities, famous buildings, and important geographical landmarks, and on legal, rhetorical, literary, and political terms and concepts. Equally important, the Oxford Classical Dictionary features extensive thematic articles that offer superb coverage of topics of interest to both scholars and general readers, exploring everything from medicine and mathematics to music, law, and marriage.
Brill’s all-new Third Edition of the globally respected Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3), the preeminent reference work in the field, began publication in the spring of 2007. EI3 is an entirely new work, which rigorously maintains the comprehensiveness and reliability of the great multivolume set, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in four substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention … read moreto social science as well as humanistic perspectives.
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.
Cross-search Brill's online reference works, including: Brockelmann Online; Encyclopaedia of Islam; Encyclopaedia of Judaism; Encyclopaeida of the Qur’ān; Encyclopedia Islamica; Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World; Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures; New Pauly; Supplementum Epigraphicum Graeceum
Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the Classical Period. The multi-volume reference work is divided into chronologically-organized sections, subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author’s works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students.