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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s (GVRL)
The Nineteen Sixties
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10007
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MD Consult

Alternative Titles
MDConsult
Description

Access to MDConsult ended on Sept. 5, 2013

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Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9991
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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OEMH
Description

Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. First published 2007.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9989
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Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (GVRL)
Description

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9973
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd ed.

Alternative Titles
OEFDA, Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Description

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. This thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and ensures that this title is both the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia reflects the many changes in American food consciousness during the twenty-first century. Once a niche market, food television has become ubiquitous, as are websites devoted to all sorts of regional cuisines. New health consciousness has spawned obesity taxes, transfat and calorie-count laws, the slow food movement, and locavorism. Ethnic foods and the fusion of these have led to new crazes for such cuisines as Southwestern sushi and Filipino hamburgers. These timely trends and topics have been incorporated into the new edition of the Encyclopedia, adding one volume and over 300 new entries on these and other subjects such as food science and nutrition, molecular gastronomy, genetically-modified foods, food controversies, regional foods, the volatile nature of food prices, and food traditions of major American cities. Entries from the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, also edited by Andy Smith, have been added, as have a substantial number of biographies of culinary personalities. All bibliographies and non-historical entries have been revisited for updating.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9967
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Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9981
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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9979
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Encyclopedia of Disability

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Disability (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. Originally published in print format in 2005, it provides a fascinating entry into the world of disability where minds are expanded, prejudices shattered, and spirits raised. The result is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9977
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Encyclopedia of Community

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Community (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this four-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9975
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Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 0f 2004.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9971
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