Subject Encyclopedias

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
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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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Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (GVRL)
Description

This encyclopedia presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Antiquity to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9447
Access
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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (GVRL)
Description

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9445
Access
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Encyclopedia of Aging

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Aging (GVRL)
Description
Written by experts for a general audience, articles cover topics such as biology, medicine, economics, law, psychology, sociology, and history as they relate to aging. Illustrated with photos, graphs, and line drawings. Included as part of Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9441
Access
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (GVRL)
Description
The classic comprehensive English-language reference source for Western philosophy, updated and expanded to cover all philosophy worldwide. Contains more than 2,100 entries and features about 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Second Edition of 2005.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9399
Access
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Alternative Titles
Dictionary of National Biography
DNB, ODNB
Description

Concise articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life from the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. No living person is included: the Dictionary’s articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2000. Also includes "themes"--essays on groups, clubs, sets, and gangs in British history, linked to articles on their individual members.  Please note:  access is limited to one user at a time.  If your access is blocked, please try again later.  When you are done, please logout to free up the access for another user.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9349
Access
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