Subject Encyclopedias

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)
Subjects

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)
Subjects

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)
Subjects

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

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS)

Alternative Titles
IESBS
Description

Online version of the largest reference work published in the social and behavioral sciences. Subjects covered include: anthropology, psychology, demography, economics, education, gender studies, law, linguistics,public policy, sociology, urban planning, etc.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1st Ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9025
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
REP
Description

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a comprehensive reference resource covering the philosophical canon and philosophy from all continents and all periods. It contains 2,053 entries (from 500 to 19,000 words in length) contributed by 1,264 leading experts in 36 countries.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First edition of 1998.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8987
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Gale Literary Databases

Alternative Titles
Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Description

Simultaneous searching of three premier literature resources: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8981
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Oxford Reference Online

Alternative Titles
ORO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8863
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE)

Alternative Titles
DOSE, Dictionary of Substances and their Effects
Description

A comprehensive compilation of peer-reviewed health and environmental data on several thousand chemical substances. Includes biological, ecological and toxicological risks, hazards, and effects data and regulatory limits for the substances.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Second edition of 1999.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8841
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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