Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Description

Examines the research, policy and practice issues of diversity in the field of education in the United States.  In about 700 signed entries, presents research, statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at both the K-12 and secondary levels.  The focus is on the United States but also touches on global diversity issues and entries on other countries.  Issues covered include race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education.

James A. Banks, editor.  Published 2012.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30045
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Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Description

This encyclopedia covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes.  Topics include the globalization of economies and technologies, diasporas and the dispersion of peoples and transnational aspects of social and political change.  Other topics include the global impact of changes in the environment, technology and health, and issues related to global civil society.

Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer, editors.  2012. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30041
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International Encyclopedia of Dance

Description

A fully searchable electronic version of the six-volume print encyclopedia. Provides access to nearly 2,000 articles on all aspects of dance, including theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. Entries are also A-Z browsable.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29464
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Brill's Companions in Classical Studies Online I

Description

Collection of 25 reference e-books on classical topics, including:

  • A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius, 2nd edition
  • A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets
  • A Companion to the Study of Virgil
  • A New Companion to Homer
  • Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century BC
  • Brill’s Companion to Aphrodite
  • Brill’s Companion to Hesiod
  • Brill’s Companion to Silius Italicus
  • Brill’s Companion to Alexander the Great
  • Brill’s Companion to Ancient Macedon
  • Brill’s Companion to Callimachus
  • Brill’s Companion to Cicero
  • Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral
  • Brill’s Companion to Hellenistic Epigram
  • Brill’s Companion to Herodotus
  • Brill’s Companion to Lucan
  • Brill’s Companion to Ovid
  • Brill’s Companion to Propertius
  • Brill’s Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy
  • Brill’s Companion to Thucydides
  • Education in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Flavian Rome
  • Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity
  • The Novel in the Ancient World
  • Writing Politics in Imperial Rome

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29426
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Africa Yearbook Online

Description

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Africa Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29422
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Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online

Description

3550 pages of text from 3 print Brill encyclopedias, complete and unabridged - Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage (2009) , Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (2010), Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (2012) offering 3600 signed articles on aspects of medieval history, culture and belief, together with nearly 200 illustrations. Cross-searchable.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29410
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International Studies Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
International Studies Online
Wiley International Studies
Encyclopedia of International Studies
Description

This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. Includes over 400 signed articles on all aspects of international studies.  Published in print in 12 volumes in 2010.  Edited by Robert A. Denemark, this work is a product of the International Studies Compendium Project and is published in association with the International Studies Association.

Includes topic areas such as peace studies, diplomacy studies, foreign policy analysis, global development and environmental studies.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11841
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Description

This is an online version of the 2001 edition of this classic reference work. Provides more than 15,000 biographies of people in all realms of music, spanning the medieval ages to the present. Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11823
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Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

Alternative Titles
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
GVRL
Description

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11617
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Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide

Description

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Revised Edition examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. With more than 500 entries, this two-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes, and much more. This revised edition also includes updated information on recent human rights and war crime trials. The primary resources section contains documents that are vital to understanding this subject.

Coverage includes:

    * Amnesty International
    * Apartheid
    * Armenian genocide
    * Babi Yar
    * Klaus Barbie
    * Biological weapons
    * Bosnia and Herzegovina
    * Cambodia
    * Collateral damage
    * Conflict diamonds
    * Darfur
    * François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
    * El Salvador
    * Executions
    * Freedom House
    * Geneva Conventions
    * Ghost prisoners
    * Gulags
    * Human Rights Convention
    * Saddam Hussein
    * International Committee of the Red Cross
    * Kosovo
    * My Lai massacre
    * North Korea
    * Piracy and international law
    * Pol Pot
    * Rwanda
    * Shining Path
    * Slavery
    * Taliban
    * Desmond Tutu
    * War on terror
    * Simon Wiesenthal

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11607
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