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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Orbis

Alternative Titles
Amadeus
Description
A replacement for the Amadeus database, Orbis has information about 40 million companies, including 18 million European companies from 46 countries, 16 million US and Canadian companies, 6.5 million South and Central American companies, 1.3 million Japanese companies, 300,000 Chinese companies, and 90,000 African companies. Orbis includes information about 30,000 banks and 8,000 insurance companies. (Note: Export/download functions work best from Internet Explorer.)
Type
Database
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9959
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico/ Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico

Description
A multimedia encyclopedia covering all aspects of Puerto Rican history and culture, including the experience and achievements of Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora. The history and photographs of the cultural routes pertaining to the 78 municipalities of the island, as well as articles and multimedia galleries on the different aspects that define Puerto Rican culture, are included throughout the different sections. The audiovisual resources included are from the Fundacion Puertorriquena de Humanidades collections and different historical archives in Puerto Rico. The content is presented in both Spanish and English.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005-2008
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9951
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

Alternative Titles
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names Online (TGN)
TGN
Description
This thesaurus contains around 1,000,000 names and other information about places, including all continents and nations of the modern political world, historical places, physical features, and administrative entities, such as cities and nations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9947
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

GEONet Names Server

Alternative Titles
NGA GEONet Names Server (GNS)
GNS
Description

The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (formerly Defense Mapping Agency) database of foreign geographic feature names.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9945
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Oxford Dictionary of Music

Description

Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, directors, critics, and scholars; musical terms, styles, and forms; as well as instruments, individual works, performance venues, and a host of other topics.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9935
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Education (GVRL)
GVRL
Description

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 vols in print. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Second edition, 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9929
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Small Business

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Small Business (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This convenient and exhaustive 2-vol. print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues and more. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9927
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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