Subject Encyclopedias

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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International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages (IEMA)
Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMa)
Brepolis
Description

The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages (IEMA) is a Supplement to Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMa). The purpose of IEMA is to supplement LexMA with newly-written commissioned articles, fully peer-reviewed as well as with articles from reference books.
IEMA draws some of its information from the following books:

  • Fasti Ecclesiae Gallicanae. Répertoire prosopographique des évêques, dignitaires et chanoines de France de 1200 à 1500 (Turnhout: Brepols)
  • Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches 1198-1448, by Erwin Gatz (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2001)
  • Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek (Brussel: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, 1964- )
  • Biskupi kościoła w Polsce w latach 965-1999, by Piotr Nitecki
  • Normannia monastica (Xe-XIIe siècle). Prosopographie des abbés bénédictins, by Véronique Gazeau (Caen, Publications du CRAHM, 2008).

The Lexikon des Mittelalters is an indispensable tool for medievalists across all disciplines. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of Western Asia and North Africa. The ancient roots of Western civilisation, as well as neighbouring civilisations, such as the Byzantine, the Arabic and the Jewish, occupy a prominent position in the encyclopaedia. The information of the printed edition has been enriched by Brepols Publishers with English headwords, inbuilt translation aids and live links to a Cumulative Bibliography (via the International Medieval Bibliography and the Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale).

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10407
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Lexikon des Mittelalters

Alternative Titles
Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA)
Brepolis
Description

The Lexikon des Mittelalters is an indispensable tool for medievalists across all disciplines. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of Western Asia and North Africa. The ancient roots of Western civilisation, as well as neighbouring civilisations, such as the Byzantine, the Arabic and the Jewish, occupy a prominent position in the encyclopaedia.


The information of the printed edition has been enriched by Brepols Publishers with English headwords, inbuilt translation aids and live links to a Cumulative Bibliography (via the International Medieval Bibliography and the Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale).

LexMA is fully integrated with the International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages – Supplement to LexMA, a new encyclopaedia offering supplements that complete or supplement the coverage already offered by LexMA.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10405
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

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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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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10325
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Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10331
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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (GVRL)
Description
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition, 2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10329
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