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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

Alternative Titles
AccessScience @ McGraw-Hill, Access Science
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Provides thorough, up-to-date overviews of a broad range of contemporary scientific and technical topics, including the latest developments in nearly 100 fields, and well-illustrated, detailed coverage of major discoveries, breakthroughs, and milestones. Contains more than 7,000 articles by 5,000 contributors, with 12,000 digitally prepared illustrations. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Tenth Edition of 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10207
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International Encyclopedia of Communication

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia for Communications, International Encyclopedia of Communications
Intl Encyclopedia of Communication
Description
Published in association with the International Communication Association (ICA), the encyclopedia contains over 1300 entries that range across academic disciplines. Useful for topics in communication studies, sociology, psychology, information science, public policy and linguistics, among others.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10189
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Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10187
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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Alternative Titles
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10185
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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Alternative Titles
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages. 2 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10183
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International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10179
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Human Rights Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Human Rights Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
The Human Rights Encyclopedia was compiled with special emphasis on the impact of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It provides a country-by-country analysis of over 175 nations and their approach to human rights, followed by detailed examinations of such crucial topics as torture, slavery, asylum, genocide, hostages, indigenous peoples, freedom of the press, and the right to education. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10175
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Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Description

Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Includes entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Edited by Gordon Campbell. Originally published October 2006.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition 2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10115
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Description

Comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. Includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator and essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as essays on the traditions of children's literature throughout the world. Edited by Jack Zipes. First published 2006.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10113
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International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed (GVRL)
IESS2
IESS
Description
Second edition of the 8-volume IESS. Includes 3000 articles, including wealth and income distribution, economic aid, food production, water rights and health care.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10051
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