Subject Encyclopedias

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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

University of Michigan, an Encyclopedic Survey

Description

The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey is a rich and particularly detailed source for the history of the university from its origins in Detroit in 1817, through the first century of its operation in Ann Arbor with updates extending the history through 1975. The Encyclopedic Survey is made up of more than 400 individual histories about the administration, schools and colleges, departments, programs, units, organizations, and physical facilities that comprise the university.

Type
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9345
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

Alternative Titles
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Encyclopedia of Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia of Islam contains the entire text of volumes I to XI and Supplement (Volume XII) of the monumental printed edition. Additional search facilities, enhanced by the inclusion of two original indices (Index of Proper Names, Index of Subjects) and the Supplement enable the user to efficiently search and combine data from a vast corpus of over 12,000 printed pages. The Encyclopaedia also permits searching in both English and Arabic transcription.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
New edition begun in 1954
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9339
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Companion to Music

Description

This new edition of the classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. It places music in its social and cultural context, with a range of new entries on topics such as politics, religion, psychology, and computers. The book covers current research in and approaches to music, including analysis, theory, ethnomusicology, and performance practice. All varieties of musical forms are convered, including jazz, popular music, and dance.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9249
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Alternative Titles
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (GVRL)
Description

Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
20th century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9169
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Alternative Titles
OEMW
Description

Provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics. Contains articles on world events; countries; organizations; regions; ethnic groups; and themes such as social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture. Peter N. Stearns, editor in chief. First published 2008.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1750-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9153
Access
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