Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Community

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Community (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this four-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9975
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 0f 2004.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9971
Access
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Alternative Titles
OEWWH
Description
Comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history. Includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Edited by Bonnie G. Smith. First published 2008.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9969
Access
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Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico/ Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico

Description
A multimedia encyclopedia covering all aspects of Puerto Rican history and culture, including the experience and achievements of Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora. The history and photographs of the cultural routes pertaining to the 78 municipalities of the island, as well as articles and multimedia galleries on the different aspects that define Puerto Rican culture, are included throughout the different sections. The audiovisual resources included are from the Fundacion Puertorriquena de Humanidades collections and different historical archives in Puerto Rico. The content is presented in both Spanish and English.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005-2008
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9951
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Education (GVRL)
GVRL
Description

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 vols in print. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Second edition, 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9929
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Dictionary of Music

Description

Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, directors, critics, and scholars; musical terms, styles, and forms; as well as instruments, individual works, performance venues, and a host of other topics.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9935
Access
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Encyclopedia of Small Business

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Small Business (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This convenient and exhaustive 2-vol. print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues and more. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9927
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
Description
An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9925
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Alternative Titles
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics. Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particl.'s discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9917
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Alternative Titles
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition
The New Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Economics Second Edition
Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
NPDE
Description

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, 2008.  Contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists. Updated quarterly.

Based on The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, edited by Eatwell, Milgate and Newman, 1987, but with 80% new material.  1987 edition also included; can be searched separately or together with the 2008 edition.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9913
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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