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Encyclopedia of Population

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Population (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10241
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Homelessness

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Homelessness (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10239
Access
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Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (GVRL)
Description
The encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10233
Access
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Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Alternative Titles
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10231
Access
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Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Alternative Titles
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10229
Access
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Environmental Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Environmental Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10227
Access
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Subjects

Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 24

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 24 (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10225
Access
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FIAF Index to Film Periodicals

Alternative Titles
FIAF Index to Film Periodicals (PQ)
International Index to Film Periodicals, International Index to Television Periodicals
Description
Contains descriptions of over 400,000 articles published in more than 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. Incorporates two print indexes, the International Index of Film Periodicals (1972-present) and the International Index to Television Periodicals (1979-2000). Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects). This is the only database offering film periodical indexing using a hierarchically ordered controlled thesaurus with more than 20,000 subject terms. The index contains comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles from film periodicals continue to be indexed.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10223
Access
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PolicyArchive

Alternative Titles
Policy Archive
Description

“PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.”

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10221
Access
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