Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia Islamica Online

Alternative Titles
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The eventually 16 volume Encyclopaedia Islamica is due to become one of the major comprehensive reference works on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature is the attention given to aspects of Islamic heritage, particularly Shiism, which makes it complementary to other encyclopedias.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11083
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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Description

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,210 essays and images from ten sources, as well as hundreds of audio examples.

Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. It has won numerous awards, including the Dartmouth Medal, the New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book award, and Library Journal's award as one of the 50 Reference Sources for the Millennium. Now for the first time, the entire set of 10 print volumes is available as a single, integrated online database, with additional features from Alexander Street Press.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10911
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Dictionary of Irish Biography

Alternative Titles
DIB
Description
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10909
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Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
EALL
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches to be as objective and versatile as possible. The online edition contains all content of the print edition and new content will be added on a regular basis as of 2010.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10505
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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Description

Contains more than 3,000 entries that offer commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All of Shakespeare's plays from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare, well-known critics, great Shakespearian actors, characters in the plays, figures of speech, and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeares birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10483
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Description

Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Description

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10485
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World Education Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Education Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances. Published 2002. Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10411
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (GVRL)
EEEP
Description
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10347
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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (GVRL)
NDHI
Description
A survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries exploring the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10345
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