Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL)
Description
Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9671
Access
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Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Buddhism (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9667
Access
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Encyclopedia of American Religions

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Religions (GVRL)
Description
Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
7th Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9665
Access
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Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (GVRL)
Description
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers' behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9643
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

Alternative Titles
Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (GVRL)
Description
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1450-1789
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9641
Access
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International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Alternative Titles
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, South America, and Australia, as well as North America and Europe. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Fourth edition of 2001.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9633
Access
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World Press Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide (GVRL)
WPE
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more.  2nd ed, edited by Amanda C. Quick.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9577
Access
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Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (GVRL)
Description
The Encyclopedia is a 5-volume set and a supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces-many by the foremost scholars in the field-it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to fully define in one source the cultural roots and current condition of the African-American community. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition, 2006 1619-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9499
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of African American Society

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of African-American Society
Encyclopedia of African American Society (GVRL)
Description
This two-volume reference work details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition, 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9497
Access
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Encyclopedia of Social Work

Alternative Titles
NASW Encyclopedia of Social Work
Description

Covers all aspects of social work. Topics new to the 20th edition include: demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
20th edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9489
Access
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